Bryants Hill, Bristol, BS5

Guide price

Stunning Grade II Listed former Methodist Church located in an established residential area. OFFERS CLOSED 2ND AUGUST 2023

The Property

The Wesley Memorial Methodist Church comprises a substantial suite of church buildings, constructed in 1907. Standing on a roughly rectangular site, fronting Bryants Hill of approx 31m and 48m in depth. The site is semi-elevated and located in a mainly residential area, but fronts the A431 Bristol to Bath road.

The church was designed by an architect called WH Dinsley in the Victorian Gothic Revival style and is cruciform in plan, with chancel nave and transepts which are fully fitted with pitch pine pews, but without a gallery.

The accommodation can be summarised as follows:

Ground Floor:

Nave (22m x 12m), chancel (5m x 10m), transepts (6m x 3m) and vestibules (4m x 3m).

Lower Ground Floor:

Meeting room (7m x 4.5m) with porch, vestibule, cloakroom an boiler room.

The gross external floor area of the church is approximately 450 sqm.

The church is constructed with Pennant stone walls and the roof is pitched, with pitched abutments and clad with natural slate covers.

The building is listed Grade II but does not stand within a designated Conservation Area. There are no burials.

The community rooms to the back will be retained by the church. There will be pedestrian right of way to the community rooms via the front gate.


Wesley Memorial Methodist Church is situated in the St George district of Bristol on the eastern edge of the city boundary.

St George was a mining area from the early 19th century until 1904 when the last fireclay mines were abandoned. Troopers Hill was declared as a Local Nature Reserve in 1995 with Troopers' Hill chimney being a local landmark.

The nearest rail stations are Lawrence Hill and Stapleton Road.


Open viewing days are detailed below, please contact us on 01285 646770 to book an appointment.

1. Tuesday 4th July, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

2. Tuesday 18th July, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Services & Tenure

The site is offered for sale with freehold title and as far as we are aware is not subject to any leases.

All mains services are connected but will need to be split between the buildings - see separate information sheet via our website.

Town & Country Planning

We have not been informed of any onerous covenantss or restrictions which affect the title.

The present use of the building is within Class F1 - Learning & Non-Residential Institutions. This would permit the following:-

Any use not including residential use -

a) For the provision of education

b) For the display of artwork (not for sale or hire)

c) As a museum

d) As a public library or public reading room

e) As a public hall or exhibition hall

f) For, or in connection with public worship or religious instruction

g) As a law court

All planning enquiries should be direction to the Local Authority - Bristol City Council

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by informal tender. Offers should be submitted on the offer form available from ourselves, to ensure that all information required is received. Please email your offer to by 12 noon on Wednesday 2nd August 2023.

It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that their offer is received by the prescribed deadline. The vendor is not bound to accept the highest or any offer. A decision will be made as soon as possible after the closing date, with all parties that have made an offer being notified.

Important Information

There will be a 50% overage for a term of 15 years for any uplift in value which occurs from achieving change of use or planning approved.


01285 238859

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