Old Bishop's Palace, Old Rectory Drive, St. Columb Major - Cornwall (UA)

1851 by William White. Picturesque Gothic Revival country gentleman's rectory, a classic of the type. In very poor state of repair caused by lack of maintenance, vandalism, vegetation, inappropriate finishes and unlived-in state. Water ingress has resulted in dry rot and damage to historic fabric. Statutory action by Local Planning Authority on hold. Vegetation clearance has taken place and is being maintained.

Old Bishop's Palace, Old Rectory Drive, St. Columb Major - Cornwall (UA)
© Cornwall Council

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: THE OLD RECTORY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1144096
  • Local Planning Authority: Cornwall (UA)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Residential building


  • Building Name: Old Bishop's Palace
  • Street Name: Old Rectory Drive
  • Unitary Authority: Cornwall (UA)
  • Parish: St. Columb Major
  • Parliamentary Constituency: St. Austell and Newquay
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Commercial company

Contact Details

Chris Miners 0117 975 1308

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England