Bentham Community Centre, Bentham

Sold Subject to Contract £70,000

Bentham Community Centre

Extending to approx. 2820 sq. ft. the ground floor comprises: entrance porch; spacious reception with kitchen area; large main hall; 3 cloakrooms; 2 offices and a further spacious hall to the rear. A generous store room on the first floor can be accessed from the reception.

Outside, the property has a small paved area to the front aspect with railings and double gates. Ramped access to the side.

In recent years, the hall has been home to the Community Youth Centre, providing ample space for a range of activities. It has also hosted a food bank. Now vacant, the 2 large halls, kitchen, offices and storage areas provide versatile space for a variety of potential uses.

Property Information

Freehold property. All mains services with gas central heating.

Grade II Listing

BENTHAM MAIN STREET, High Bentham SD 66 NE (north side) 6/18 Bentham Youth Centre - II Formerly Friends' Meeting House, now Youth Club. Dated 1864. Stucco, slate roof. Gable end to street. Three bays. Central entrance porch has pilasters and pediment. Moulded surround to entrance; C20 door. Tall flanking windows have moulded surrounds and entablature and 8-paned fixed lights. Central panel above entrance has similar surround to windows and was reputedly inscribed 'Friends Meeting House, 1864'. Pilasters support pedimented gable.
Listing NGR: SD6659469293

Offer Process

Formal offer submission in writing to Fisher Hopper Estate Agents. To include: offer price, funding information and intended use of building. Offer acceptance will be subject to approval by North Yorkshire County Council in relation to the restrictive covenants.


The Community Centre is located on Main Street in High Bentham, opposite the Spar and close to the Fisher Hopper office. High Bentham provides a good range of amenities including: shops; bank; Post Office; GP surgery; pubs and restaurants. There is a train station on the Leeds/Lancaster line. A popular destination for holiday makers, the town is situated on the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland and close to the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. The nearby A65 provides easy connections to the Lake District in the north and Skipton to the south. Lancaster and the M6 are approx. 30 minutes in the car.

Ground Floor

Porch (1.88m x 2.00m)

Timber framed external door to the front aspect. 2 side windows. Inner door to reception.

Kitchen/Reception (6.46m x 7.55m)

Large reception/kitchen with 2 windows to the front aspect and 1 to the side. External door to ramped side access. Storage cupboards. Stairs to first floor store. Carpet. Kitchen area with range of fitted wall and base mounted units with worktops, Double stainless steel sink with drainer. Space for cooker. Vinyl flooring. 3 radiators.

WC (4.55m x 2.08m)

WC with windows to the front and rear aspects. 2 x WC. 2 x wash hand basins. Extractor. Vinyl flooring. Radiator.

Main Hall (8.69m x 7.55m)

Huge main hall with 2 windows to the left hand side aspect and 1 to the right. Vinyl flooring. 3 radiators. Access to inner hallway.


Inner hallway with timber framed external door to the front aspect. Carpet. Access to 2 x WC, office and rear hall.


WC with Velux skylight. 2 x WC. 1 x wash hand basin. Extractor. Vinyl flooring. Radiator.


WC with Velux skylight and window to the front aspect. 2 x WC. 1 x wash hand basin. Extractor. Vinyl flooring. Radiator.

Office (1.99m x 2.85m)

Office with Velux skylight and internal window to rear hall. Carpet. Radiator.

Hall (7.01m x 7.61m)

Large rear hall with 2 windows to the side aspect. Loft access. Carpet. 4 radiators. Access to rear office.

Office (3.06m x 2.85m)

Office with Velux skylight and internal window to rear hall. Carpet. Radiator.

First Floor

Store (6.42m x 7.56m)

Large first floor storage area with 2 windows to the front aspect and 2 to each side. Gas central heating boiler.


Wall with railings to Main Street. Double gate. Paved area to front and side. Ramped access to side external door.


Agent Notes

Fisher Hopper has not tested services, fixtures, fittings, central heating, gas and electrical systems. If in doubt, purchasers should seek professional advice. Items in these photographs may not be included in the sale of the property.
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Fisher Hopper is a trading name for Fisher Hopper Limited, which is registered in England No 08514050. The registered office for the company is: 5 Battalion Court, Colburn Business Park, Catterick Garrison, England, DL9 4QN. Company Directors: D. Spratt, M. Alexander
The office address for Fisher Hopper is: 43 Main Street, Bentham, Lancaster, North Yorkshire LA2 7HJ.
Please note, floor plans are not to scale and are for illustration purposes only. Plans are produced using PlanUp.

  • Grade II Listed
  • Former Friends' Meeting Hall
  • 2 Large Halls
  • Reception/Kitchen
  • 2 Offices
  • Cloakrooms
  • Storage
  • Central Location
Floorplan for Bentham Community Centre, Bentham

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