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10 historic churches reborn as something else

By: Josh Lew on Aug. 28, 2015, 3:12 p.m.
The church of St Nicholas in Kyloe is now a private residence

Photo: Bill Henderson/Geograph

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St. Nicholas Church House

St. Nicholas Church was built in the 1790s in the Northumberland town of Kyloe. The story of the site where the 18th century church now stands dates back nearly 1,000 years. St. Nicholas took the place of an even-older structure. Despite its historic value, St. Nicholas was left untended after it was deconsecrated in the 1980s.

In 2002, a couple decided to renovate the property after buying it. They added appliances, underfloor heating and designer furniture. However, the exterior of the church, its windows and vaulted ceilings remained exactly as they had been the late 1700s. The cemetery at the front of the church was also left untouched. According to the website, this property is now for sale.