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The Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in St Buryan, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.0735 / 50°4'24"N

Longitude: -5.6187 / 5°37'7"W

OS Eastings: 141170

OS Northings: 25533

OS Grid: SW411255

Mapcode National: GBR DXHH.C3K

Mapcode Global: VH05N.KFG1

Plus Code: 9C2P39FJ+9G

Entry Name: The Old Rectory

Listing Date: 15 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1143881

English Heritage Legacy ID: 69674

Location: St. Buryan, Cornwall, TR19

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Buryan

Built-Up Area: St Buryan

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: St Buryan

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21/06/2011

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The Old Rectory

(Formerly listed as Lefra Farmhouse)


Former rectory, now a farmhouse. Circa late C19. Granite and elvan rubble with
granite dressings. Dry Delabole slate hipped roofs. Large stone axial and lateral
stacks. C20 chimney over rear right-hand gable end. Fish-scale slate bargeboards to
3 half-hipped ends.
Plan: Large irregular 3 rooms deep plan with 2-storey entrance porch and stair hall
projection to the middle of the west entrance front. Study, left of stair hall and
parlour on the right with dining room behind. The 2 principal reception rooms and
the rear right-hand room have south-facing windows. Behind the study are pantries and
ranged along the rear are the service rooms: a small parlour on the left, a servants'
stair, probably a scullery and a kitchen. Cellar under part of house.
Exterior 2 storeys. Unaltered elevations. Original door. Simple Gothic style and
windows in orginal openings. Dressed granite plinth, deliberately irregular granite
jambstones; some openings spanned by shouldered flat arches with toggled lintels to
the wider openings, some relieving arches, transomed casement windows. The
asymmetrial l:l:l-bay west entrance front has projecting central 2-storey entrance
porch, 3 -light windows to bay left of porch and blind stone wall to right of porch.
Porch has pointed-arched doorway with hoodmould, on the right; weathered buttress at
far right; small window left of doorway; tall stair window over; small window over
doorway and fish-scale slates to the half-hipped end of the roof. The asymmetrical
l:l:l-bay south garden front has ground floor canted bay windows to the central and
left-hand bays and a half-hipped roof with fish-scale tiles over the central bay. 3-
light windows.
Interior not inspected but said to have most of its original features including the
original stair and plaster ceiling cornices in the parlour and dining room.

Listing NGR: SW4117025533

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