An unusual property has gone on the open market in the form of a 19th century Cornish church.

Described by estate agents Lillicrap Chilcott as a “character property”, the grade two listed St Paul’s Church is an Anglican church in Tregolls Road, close to the centre of Truro, which has been closed since 2008.

It comes with half an acre of grounds and outbuildings, and has gone on the market for offers over £100,000 - less than the price of a one-bedroom flat in the city.

However, it is described as needing “extensive restoration” and redevelopment – with costs previously estimated to run into millions of pounds.

In 2016 the Church of England asked for pre-application advice from Cornwall Council over the possibility of demolishing the building - which was designed by notable ecclesiastical architect JD Stedding and dates back to 1848 – as part of a scheme looking at the future of the site, but this was not supported by planning officers due to “incomplete information.”

The Conservation Area Management Plan at that time identified the church as a “building at risk” supported repairs being carried out with a view to “finding a new use for the redundant heritage asset.”

The church hall has already been sold and converted into a house.

The estate agents now state: “A prominently located and extensive grade two listed closed Anglican church requiring extensive restoration, standing in grounds totalling approximately half an acre close to the heart of Truro.

“A building, grounds and location with huge potential for those with the vision to enhance it.”

Anyone interested in taking on a project has just four chances to view it, however.

There will be a series of open days for people to look round, on Saturday March 2, Wednesday March 13, Saturday March 30 and Saturday, April 13, from noon to 1pm on each occasion.

All offers or proposals must then be confirmed in writing to Lillicrap Chilcott before 5pm on May 3.