Sale of Old Deanery agreed

May 25 2022
Sale of Old Deanery agreed

THE Diocese of Bath and Wells has agreed the sale of The Old Deanery.

James Millard, Head of Property and Glebe for the Diocese of Bath and Wells, said: “We are pleased to confirm that we have agreed the sale of The Old Deanery. The marketing generated a good deal of interest from which we received a number of strong offers from a variety of parties.

“After careful consideration we have now selected a party with whom to progress the sale. We are unable to disclose information about the deal however we have every confidence in a very positive future for this special building under its new ownership.”

The Grade I listed building on Wells Cathedral Green was originally the primary residence for the Dean of the Cathedral between 1230 and 1958 before becoming the diocesan offices and an administration centre for the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

It was initially put up for sale in 2019 when the Diocese decided it was no longer serving its needs effectively and a new office building was required.

Despite interest from a number of prospective buyers, no sale resulted, and The Old Deanery was eventually taken off the market. It went up for sale again in March this year with Savills, who were inviting offers in excess of £1.1 million.