A village chapel dating back to the 1850s will go up for auction. 

The former Mepal Union Chapel on School Lane is up for sale at a guide price of around £150,000 by auctioneers Cheffins. 

Ian Kitson, director at Cheffins, said: “The chapel in Mepal is a good find and could suit a range of uses, including creating an amazing private home, subject to gaining the necessary planning approvals.  

“There are a number of smaller, boutique property developers currently in the market for more unusual opportunities, so I would expect these to be of interest for these buyers.” 

Inside the property, it includes a kitchen, a pair of cloakrooms with a wash hand basin and a toilet. 

Ely Standard: Inside the former Mepal Union Chapel, which is up for sale.Inside the former Mepal Union Chapel, which is up for sale. (Image: Cheffins)

There is also a school room with triple aspect windows, the chapel itself with vaulted ceilings at a peak height of over five metres and an entrance lobby. 

Floor space inside the former union chapel, under a freehold tenure which covers around 172 square metres, with car parking available to the side of the building. 

The former Mepal Union Chapel, understood to have had later additions in the 1920s and 1950s, is one of a number of properties up for auction on December 7. 

Ely Standard: Inside the former Mepal Union Chapel.Inside the former Mepal Union Chapel. (Image: Cheffins)

This includes a former fire station in Papworth Everard, which dates back to the 1950s spanning more than 1,900 square feet. 

Mr Kitson said: “It has come available to buy since Papworth Hospital was relocated to Cambridge. 

“Following this, the fire station became surplus to requirements, and the fire service struggled to encourage enough volunteers.” 

A Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said funds from the auction will be used for other fire stations in the county. 

This is "to ensure they remain fit for purpose for a modern fire and rescue service”. 

Another property up for auction include a Grade II listed former blacksmith’s shop in Cherry Hinton, used most recently as a car workshop, at a price of around £150,000. 

Also up for auction are land lots, including 25.4 acres of grassland in Witchford at a guide price of £165,000. 

Cheffins will hold the auction on December 7 at 2pm. 

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