A former church with lapsed planning consent for residential development near Camborne was sold under the auctioneer’s gavel last week after strong bidding.

Troon Mission Church on Treslothan Road in Troon, was among 180 lots in the latest auction held by one of the top five property auctioneers in the UK, Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers. 

Offered jointly with Stratton Creber Commercial, it was sold for £105,000 freehold at the firm’s auction. 

Senior auction appraiser Kate Semmens said: “This rare chance to acquire a former mission church situated in a pleasant semi-rural village location attracted good interest which converted into strong bidding.  

“Although currently run down, our bidders could see that the property still exudes plenty of charm and character.  

“That the property has lapsed planning consent for conversion into three residential dwellings, each with a garden area and parking, certainly encouraged potential purchasers.  

“We considered it a unique trio development opportunity – or some may envisage one large family home, post works being carried out, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.” 

The unique Cornish property sits on a site extending to 0.11 hectares (0.29 acres) and the gross internal area is approximately 184 sq m (1,980 sq ft).