SPOKESMAN for the Church Commissioners in parliament has confirmed that a house has been found for the Bishop of Bath and Wells.
Sir Tony Baldry MP has said that the Church Commissioners are in the process of purchasing the Old Rectory in Croscombe.
But he added that the purchase on the new property has not yet completed. As a result the information relating to the purchase remains commercially sensitive, it would therefore be inappropriate to publish the price.
However the Journal can reveal that the property has been on the market with a price tag just under £900,000.
It is a Grade II-listed Georgian former rectory set within its own walled grounds.
Inside the accommodation is spacious and benefits from many period details including sash windows with shutters, picture rails, coving and ceiling roses.
The ground floor comprises of, a porch, hall, sitting room, dual aspect dining room, dual aspect drawing room, study, rear hall, cloakroom, kitchen, utility room and access to cellars.
On the first floor there is a landing with loft access, bedroom with en suite, dual aspect bedroom, two more dual aspect bedrooms, two bathrooms, inner landing and a further bedroom.
This confirmation happens as Sir Tony Baldry is due to attend a public meeting in Wells to listen to concerns about the Church Commissioners’ decision to move the new bishop’s living accommodation away from the city.
The meeting will be held at Wells Museum, on Saturday, January 25, between noon and 1.30pm.