The future of a former carvery pub in Colne is unknown after being sold.

Pictures show a ‘sold’ sign outside the building, which was once a was a carvery among other uses in its long history.

The future of the site is currently unknown, especially after it was refused asset of community value status earlier this year.

An asset of community value is a building or piece of land used to further the social wellbeing or interests of the local community. Examples of community assets include village shops and pubs.

Trevor Dawson, the estate agent which sold the site, has been approached for more information about the buyer.

Since being sold many local people have expressed excitement about life returning to the 17th century hall.

One person said: “Brilliant about time! Let’s just hope that the new developers are sympathetic with the old building.”

“Anything is better than just leaving it to rot,” said another.

“Wonder what it's going to be?,” said another. “Would be nice if it's turned into a community pub.”

The site was listed for sale in April, after being left to deteriorate.

Langroyd Hall Ltd was set up with the aim of purchasing the old Langroyd Hall in Colne, after it was listed for sale at the beginning of April.

After being listed for sale, a GoFundMe page and a Facebook group was set up by Colne residents and members of Langroyd Hall Ltd, Molly Treen, Andrea Pickles, Brian Whitfield and Alan Whitehead.

In 2019, Leicester-based EH Capital 1 Ltd pleaded guilty at Burnley Magistrates Court for unlawfully removing slates from the roof of the listed building.

When admitting to the offence, one of the company directors said it was done to protect the 17th century building from thieves and trespassers.

The company was fined £1,200 and ordered to pay the council’s prosecution costs.

The company apologised to the people of Colne and the council for this action.

In 2020, the hall was victim of an arson attack which prompted a call for more security by councillors.