Former Skellingthorpe Library, Church Road

Skellingthorpe, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN6 5UW

Guide price  £70,000

Lot 1 Gone! for £111,000


The property comprises a prefabricated building of timber construction with a flat roof and single glazed windows extending to approximately 60m (646 sq ft) upon a site area of approximately 0.14 hectare (0.35 acre) giving a plot ratio of 4%. Although most recently used as a library, the property is suitable for a variety of alternative uses / redevelopment (subject to planning permission) including residential, retail and office.


Skellingthorpe is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire. It is located approximately 3 miles west from Lincoln city centre and just outside the A46 Lincoln ring road. The subject property is situated on the northern side of Church Road at its junction with Lower Church Road.


The most recent use of the property as a library falls within Class D1 (Non-residential Institutions) of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended). The majority of the site (to the east of the building) is identified as an Important Open Space in the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan (Adopted April 2017) as shaded green on the plan. Interested parties are advised to contact North Kesteven District Council on 01529 414155 to establish the likelihood of obtaining the necessary consents for a change of use or redevelopment if required.

Rateable Value

Description:                          Library and premises
Rateable Value (2017 List):          £1,300
Standard Multiplier (2017/18):        47.9p in the £
Small Business Multiplier (2017/18):  46.6p in the £

Interested parties are advised to contact North Kesteven District Council to verify the above and to enquire about their eligibility for small business rate relief (which may amount to 100% depending on circumstances).

Energy Performance Asset Rating



Freehold subject to a tenancy of a small parcel of land at the eastern point of the site as shaded blue on the plan.


Let to Environment Agency on a lease for a term of 21 years from 13 June 2000 for a consideration of £200. Please refer to the legal pack for further information.


The guide price quoted in these particulars is exclusive of VAT.
At the time of preparation of these particulars (December 2017) we understand that the vendor has not elected to charge VAT.


Please contact the Auctioneers for details of open viewing days. Tel: 01522 504360.

Completion Date

This lot will be sold with a 10% deposit and up to 4 weeks for completion.

Auction Bidder Identity Check

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Sheila Redman
Legal Services Lincolnshire
45-49 Newland

01522 552128


Ben Kendall BSc (Hons)
.01522 504304

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