Former church for sale in Kelso, Scottish Borders

For sale by online auction - guide price £69,000
Former church for sale in Kelso, Scottish Borders

Unconverted church for sale in Kelso, Roxburghshire

Development opportunity in Kelso comprising of a former church close to the town centre of the Scottish Borders town of Kelso for sale by auction

Kelso Baptist Church, Bowmont Street, Kelso, TD5 7JH

Constructed in red sandstone with slate roof, this former Baptist church was constructed in 1877 and is situated in the popular market town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders.

Auction details

For sale by public auction on the 31st March 2021.

Online auction - starts 12pm

Legal pack available.


An arched, double door entrance leads into the hall which has two generous reception rooms to either side.

At the end of the hall is a large open space which was previously used as the main congregation hall. The baptismal pool is still in place on the platform.

There are an additional two reception rooms and a W/C at the back of the hall.

The internal condition of the property has been stripped back creating a blank canvas for any potential purchaser to convert to suit their needs.


Set on the edge of the conservation area, the property is suitable for a variety of uses including residential development subject to planning permission. Interested parties should make their own enquiries with the planning department at Scottish Borders Council.


The church is set on a rectangular plot. A path down the side of the church leads to the rear where there is a coal store and space for a small garden.


The market town of Kelso is set on the River Tweed and is noted for its Flemish style cobbled square, Floors Castle, the ruined Kelso Abbey and Kelso Bridge (designed by John Rennie who later built London Bridge).

Bowmont Street is a short walk from the town centre with which has an abundance of different independent retail shops, cafes, bars, restaurants etc.

Galashiels is just over 17 miles to the west and Edinburgh, Newcastle and Carlisle are all within easy travelling distance. The English border is just 7 miles away.


The church has both mains electricity and water / sewage connection.
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