Parish hall under the hammer

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A VICTORIAN parish hall is coming up for auction in Sheffield this month.

Ranmoor Parish Hall, which started life in the late 19th century as the home of Sir John Bingham, one of the city’s most illustrious industrialists and benefactors, will go under the hammer with a guide price of £300,000-plus.

In Ranmoor Road, in Ranmoor Conservation Area, it is being offered, subject to planning consent, as a development opportunity for various uses, including commercial, office space or as a private house.

Sir John Bingham was twice the city’s Master Cutler and head of silversmiths and cutlery manufacturers Walker and Hall.

The Bingham family eventually gave it to the church in the 1920s after using it as a family home, and it became St John’s Church vicarage. It was converted into the Ranmoor Parish Centre in 1982, and more recently it was used as a children’s play centre

The hall is one of 28 lots at Blundells Auction House’s final sale of the year at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park hotel on Wednesday, November 21 at 2pm.

Lucy Crapper, senior residential valuer and auctioneer at Blundells Auction House, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a property steeped in history, with the possibility of several different uses subject to the relevant planning permission.

“The 4,000 square feet stone built property has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard and is expected to attract a great deal of interest at the auction.”