A 135-year-old church in Leedstown is set to be transformed into a home after plans were approved.

Cornwall Council has granted planning permission to convert the former St James Mission Chapel into a house.

It is believed the church was built in 1883 by the congregation at Crowan Parish Church but it closed in 2008 due to dwindling numbers.

The building, which is not listed or protected, was sold to the current owner in 2015 as money was needed to repair the main church building in Crowan.

A structural report quoted in a design and access statement says: "The proposal to convert this building into a dwelling will extend its life, enhance its appeal and at the same time provide accommodation.

"The plans show that the conversion proposals can be achieved without significant alteration. The walls and roof are considered to be structurally suitable for retention, adaption and repair."

The statement said that the church "is an attractive building, built of local stone with brick detailing and interesting roof details".

Describing the design of the home it states: "Once within the new dwelling an open double height space is maintained in front of the west window, from which access via a spiral staircase leads to a first-floor mezzanine level.