Land of former church on market for ?160k – but community have ‘strong interest’ in keeping spire

The land of a former Middlesbrough church is up for grabs with a price tag of £160k.

St Agnes' Church, which was first constructed in 1967 off Broughton Avenue, was one of Easterside's most recognisable landmarks[1]. Known for its uniquely shaped roof and its towering spire. the church sadly fell into disrepair over its five-decade-long lifespan.

The building was demolished[2] last year, and the land has now gone up on the market as a "suitable opportunity for redevelopment." However, the "iconic" spire still stands - and agent Thomas: Stevenson notes how the local community has expressed a "strong interest" in retaining the landmark.

  • Teesside Live reported in 2021 how a campaign was launched to save the spire[5], with residents arguing that there is "so much history attached" to the structure and that the community "can't afford to lose that." The campaign called for the structure to be added to Middlesbrough Council's Local List of important historic buildings.

    St Agnes' Church was built with a donation from the late Agnes Spencer, who was born in Marton and was the widow of Marks and Spencer founder Thomas Spencer. The final mass was held in 2019 before the building was torn down.

    The Rightmove listing states: "The property is located within the suburb of Easterside[6] south of Middlesbrough[7] town centre, with close proximity to James Cook University Hospital[8] and Marton[9] Road which is a busy arterial route providing road communication between Nunthorpe[10] and Middlesbrough town centre. The property is located approximately 0.8 miles north of the A174 Parkway

    "The property is situated in the centre of the residential area of Easterside with close proximity to a parade of retail units, a daycare centre, and two primary schools. The property is located approximately 0.2 miles west of Middlesbrough Sports Village and 0.3 miles northwest of Stewarts Park."

    The property will be sold subject to several restrictive covenants. You can view the full listing here[11].

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  5. ^ how a campaign was launched to save the spire (
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