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Report - The Old Rectory, St Columb Major - July 2015

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Raz, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. Raz

    Raz 28DL Regular User
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    History

    The Old Rectory at St Columb Major, Cornwall is a major work by the architect William White. Commissioned by Dr Samuel Walker, Rector of St Columb, following speculation that the proposed Cornish bishopric would be based at St Columb. It was built in 1851, on the site of a 14th century moated medieval house. It is an asymmetrical plan rectory in a 14th century picturesque Gothic style.

    Records of the original rectory go back 1309 when it withstood a siege by a mob of tinners It was probably built by Ralph de Arundell, rector from 1303 to 1329, a relative of the powerful Arundells of Lanherne.
    The original medieval building was replaced in the 19th century, but traces of the moat remain.



    The bloke who owns the house is a bit of a nutter according to various news reports, Here's part of a article from the daily fail:

    Brown retired at the age of 26 after making millions of pounds as a property developer, but his life spiralled downhill when he became addicted to cocaine.
    The businessman took so much of the drug that his nose collapsed, and in 2012 he was sentenced to five years in prison for possession of class A drugs and a collection of handguns.



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    Cheers for looking ​
     

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  2. Lancashire lad

    Lancashire lad chief taster for costa coffee
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    wow fantastic find nice one
     
  3. Choo Choo m8ty

    Choo Choo m8ty Mr Reality Hacker
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    Stunning place. But bloody hell the owner looks like piggy from monkey magic lol. Bloody beautiful place that
     
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    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Awesome place and pics, great report :thumb
     
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    Bloody hell what a find, great pictures and report fella! :thumb
     
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    Great looking place and excellent pis :thumb
     
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    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    Your right mate. That's all I can see now :D
     
  8. ZerO81

    ZerO81 Team Weasel
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    That is a quality place and very nicely photographed too!
     
  9. Bertie Bollockbrains

    Bertie Bollockbrains 28DL Regular User
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    urghh I don't like the idea of having that large mirror positioned over the bath - I would be lying in the bath staring at my genitals in the mirror - that's not relaxing and would make me sick :eek:
     
  10. ellemmcee

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    Great report. I visited just after Xmas last year as I was in Cornwall for a few days and stumbled across your report so wanted to see this place for myself. Sadly it's been pretty much totally stripped out as they're in the process of renovating it so apart from the snooker table, it's pretty much empty. Shame, but cheers for the report which got me off my arse to check it out in the first place :thumb

    FWIW, this is what it looks like now - http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/the-old-rectory-st-columb-major-dec-2015.t101324
     
  11. ACID- REFLUX

    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Nice ones matey :thumb well belated anyway
     
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