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Friday, 28 November 2014

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Old church has another new owner

Maryport's iconic Christ Church has been sold again.

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GOING, GOING: Christ Church, Maryport

The harbourside church was due to go under the hammer with London auctioneers Barnard Marcus on Monday but was sold before the auction.

It went for an undisclosed sum to an undisclosed buyer. The guide price was not listed.

The landmark church, which closed last year, was originally sold to London firm UK Property Limited for £65,000.

Contracts were exchanged on February 5 but the sale was not finalised and the money for the sale deposited until March 31.

It was understood that UK Property, which was set up in April last year, immediately offered the church for resale.

Have your say

As a Maryport Lad working overseas in the Middle East, how sad it is too read, once again, of the ongoing fiasco over Christ Church, sold - bought - sold - bought etc, it will probably be made into Flats or left to fall into total disrepair, thats the Buyers perogative i know but how wrong is it that it has come to the likes of this, very sad indeed methinks.
Whilst i appreciate that times, along with Peoples attitudes, change towards Religion, whenever i was home i went down to Christ Church to simply sit and ponder, i believe that Christ Church could, and probably should have been compulsory purchased by the Local Council as a lasting memory of how Maryport used to be in its day, a truly wonderful Town with a great tradition along with great People, there has been, over the years, quite a lot of money wasted down in the Harbour Area(s)
It is, in My eyes, one of the most iconic buildings in Maryport, how many Fishermen over the years have came into the Port of Maryport and seen Christ Church and thought themselves lucky to be back in Port, having been out Fishing in Storms, alas to Me its simply another nail in Maryports coffin !!

Posted by Kevin Winn on 18 April 2014 at 14:43

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