Sunday, 31 July 2016

St John's Rectory, Launceston

The St John’s Church rectory lies to the south of the church building. Built in 1878, it was first occupied by Canon Brownrigg in 1879. Built under the architectural direction of Henry (Harry) Conway, reputedly to Canon Brownrigg’s design, it is typical of English Rectories of the day with the exception of a verandah. It’s an excellent example of a Victorian Gothic Revival rectory.

The servant’s bells were removed in 1980 and the servant’s stairs have now been blocked. The rectory contains some beautiful Huon pine fittings. In 2005, the upper floor was converted into a self contained flat for use of the Rector. The rooms on the ground floor are currently used for meetings and offices for the church staff.

#Thank You to Kerry who very kindly sent me a copy of the St John’s historical brochure.

Main Text & Information Source –
St John’s Church History brochure

Historic Photos –