HEREFORDSHIRE has a wealth of interesting architecture, both modern and historic.

And here, we have put together a list of some of the quirkiest properties on the market in Herefordshire right now.

If you are looking for something a little different, whether it's a compact home or your very own church, one of these could be the perfect purchase for you.

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St Silas church

An abandoned church is up for sale in Herefordshire with an asking price of less than £50,000.

The Grade II* listed St Silas church in Bollingham, near Kington, is on the market with estate agents Sunderlands for offers over £45,000.

Constructed of local sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings, the church features decorative stained glass east and west windows to the structure whilst the sides of the building have plain windows.

Sunderlands said they understand the building has origins potentially from the 12th or 13th century but that it was largely rebuilt between 1865 and 1867 along with the addition of the south porch and bellcote.

The low pitched roof of the fenced-off church currently has a tarpaulin over it but it is understood that underneath are sandstone slates.

Internally, the building has fair-faced/plastered walls, some decorative tiled elements to the floors together with flagstones.

The 0.4 acre churchyard is also available and included within the sale.

St Silas is around 2.5 miles south of Kington, and occupies a rural location on the western side of the A4111 (Hereford/Kington Road).

The agents said the property is available for continued church use under use class F1 and other F1 uses may also be feasible, or perhaps alternative commercial uses subject to obtaining satisfactory planning consent.

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Harold Street, Hereford

An amazing and rare opportunity for a first time buyer or rental investor to acquire this quirky property in Harold Street just 0.6 miles from the city centre.

Having been converted over 16 years ago into the perfect first home, this unusual property offers a galleried double bedroom overlooking the lounge with plenty of natural light coming through via two skylights, a modern and spacious kitchen/breakfast room, a refitted shower room and a handy storage cupboard housing a combi boiler.

Located to the east of the city centre and within a short walk from the centre, train station and local amenities.

The property has been rented for the last 10+ years, with a potential rental return of £600 per calendar month this would provide a 4.5% gross yield for any rental investor/landlord with scope for more utilising it as a serviced apartment.

Other benefits include newly installed double glazing, front door, carpets and gas central heating throughout. There is permit parking on Harold Street.

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Duke Street, Kington

A long and thin characterful and well-presented end of terrace period house is on the market in Kington with agents Cobb Amos for £149,950.

Set within close walking distance to Kington town centre, the home is only one room wide, with a hallway, living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and rear hallway downstairs, and two first floor bedrooms.

The living room features wooden beams, a fire place and exposed stone work, while the dining room has an under stairs cupboard, wooden beams and door to the kitchen, which includes modern fitted cabinets, an electric cooker with gas hob, space for washing machine, and tiled flooring.

The bathroom is fitted with a modern three piece white suite including a shower over the bath.

Upstairs, the two bedrooms both feature neutral decor and exposed beams.

To the rear of the property is a small enclosed patio area. There is free public parking nearby.

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Lower Moore, Hay

A former lodge at the entrance of a manor house's grounds is up for sale for £485,000 with Chancellors.

The grade II listed 200-year-old home has a kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the gardens, a stylish character dining room with French doors, a character sitting room with woodburner in inglenook, two double bedrooms, and a bathroom.

Described by the agents as a delightful detached cottage with a wealth of period features including flagstone floors, oak beams, oak doors and floor boards and attractive Queen Anne style leaded-light windows, old original slates, decorative barge boarding and over-hung porch, the cottage is a short distance from the edge of Hay on Wye town and the river Wye.

Outside there are 'delightful' gardens, grounds, and a patio area, while the lodge has views towards Hay and Cusop.

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On the market with agents Chancellors is this stunning 15th century Herefordshire cottage, with an asking price of £275,000.

The charming black and white cottage, which has three bedrooms (one walkthrough) and a wealth of beams and features including an inglenook fireplace, is believed is date back to 1476 to 1495, and is believed to be a former cross wing of next door's open hall.

Outside is a generous garden which wraps around the neighbours garden and comes back to the road to create ample off road parking.

Chancellors said the property is unique and would benefit from some updating internally.