This incredible red sandstone church building sits in prominent rural location at the junction of the Ross Road with the main A841 circular Arran route. Accommodation comprises entrance vestibule leading to the main church nave which was built to accommodate 400 people and beyond which is a vestry with separate external door. The building boasts a rare development opportunity in a beautiful rural location. Planning approval was previously in place for residential conversion into two dwellings however this has now lapsed. There are options to re-apply for this or to re-apply for a single dwelling.
The church was built in a 1894 classic gothic style with gable mounted bell housing although the bell has long since gone. The roof is clad with slates and has classic cast iron rain water goods. There are sandstone skews to both gables and the original lead coloured fleche (roof ventilator) has been removed and leaded over. The external walls are of solid sandstone with buttresses at each corner and both sides and although requiring a degree of refurbishment internally, the structure is presently in functional condition. The property is “B” listed by Historic Scotland. The church was built in the same year as the Free Church at Corrie which is of similar style and has been successfully converted to residential use. Further information on these and other churches can be obtained from Colin Mills’ excellent book: The Vanishing and Disappearing Churches of Arran.
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