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RARE OFFERING: The Professionals residential and commercial sales and leasing consultant Mark Molloy is selling a home on The Range which was built in the 1800s and is owned by the Anglican Church. The church’s Bishops and their families used to live in the home.
RARE OFFERING: The Professionals residential and commercial sales and leasing consultant Mark Molloy is selling a home on The Range which was built in the 1800s and is owned by the Anglican Church. The church’s Bishops and their families used to live in the home. Lisa Benoit Roklchruch

THE Bishop's House has opened its doors to those who want to own a piece of Rockhampton history.

The building, which was home to bishops of the Anglican Church for more than 100 years, is up for sale.

Professionals Real Estate consultant Mark Molloy said the building, officially named "Lis Escop", was a rare prize.

"I have never seen a property with so much history and so much land.

"It's over one acre of land, and can be split into four title deeds if someone doesn't want to buy the whole thing. It gives a lot of options for buyers," he said.

Lis Escop was built in 1864 but is impressively kept, boasting stained glass windows and a generous front yard.

The house even includes its own chapel which was extended during the 1900s.

Anglican Church registrar David Rees said the church was sad to see it go but needed to sell the residence to improve the financial sustainability of the diocese.

"It is a part of our history, it's painful to give up on that but we need to deal with the financial reality," he said.

A new residence had been set up in Norman Gardens.

Mr Rees said the building was the headquarters to General Eichelberger during World War Two, and wanted it sold to someone who would appreciate its past.

"It has a tremendous amount of history... I hope it goes to somebody with a love for history and a desire to restore it to its former glory," he said.

Mr Molloy said the property was open for inspection every Saturday from 11am to 11.45am, and offers close on April 8.

"We had 30 groups go through last Saturday already... it's so unique that it creates a lot of interest," he said.

Topics:  property real estate rockhampton



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