A former chapel in Netherton has been sold for £132,000 - £50,000 more than the original guide price.
The Old Chapel, in St Giles Street, went up for auction with property consultancy firm SDL Bigwood.
The chapel was built in 1810 and was still in use by Champions Church until their new building was opened in Cinder Bank in 2010 to house its growing congregation.
They currently run a weekly soup kitchen at the hall for people in need, which will be moved to another suitable venue.
Auctioneer Ron Darlington said the old chapel had created ‘a lot of interest’ and could even be converted into flats.
It had originally been given a guide price of £75,000.
The site was in need of extensive modernisation and refurbishment throughout, but included a forecourt and side driveway which could provide parking for four to six vehicles.
The building also includes offices and a former hall of worship with a seated balcony.Subscribe to our Newsletter