A GRADE II listed former rectory is for sale in a north Dorset town, and estate agents anticipate 'strong levels of interest'.

The Old Rectory in Gillingham town centre, made up of seven self-contained flats, offices and stores, is on the market.

Currently undergoing works to disconnect it from more recently developed sheltered accommodation, the property occupies an area of roughly 0.3 acres and it part two and part three storey.

No guide price is being disclosed yet, but the sale is being targeted during this calendar year with a residential future considered most likely.

Vanessa Patel, associate in Savills' Wimborne-based development team, said: "The availability of this former Rectory provides a unique opportunity in the town centre of Gillingham.

"The site itself is in a fantastic position and, given its status in the community, offers a truly unique opportunity for a developer to put their stamp on the future landscape of the town. As such we anticipate strong levels of interest in this site."

Viewing of the site is by appointment only. For more information, visit the Savills website.