New Vicarage at Minsterley

The existing Vicarage, a large Victorian structure, was despite previous reductions in size becoming uneconomically viable to be retained by The Diocese in terms of day to day running costs/energy consumption and maintenance.

A decision was therefore taken to build a new Vicarage within the grounds of the existing with the new house to be sympathetic to the existing but built to a high specification layout and accommodation in accordance with Church Commissioners guidelines.  The resultant property, as well as reflecting the architecture of the existing, is very energy efficient benefiting from under-floor heating driven by air source heat pump and solar hot water and pv electric panel installation.

New Vicarage at Ysrad Mynach, South Wales

Hook Mason were invited by the Diocese of Llandaff to carry out a study and advise on a repairs and improvements package to the existing large and particularly dated rectory. Following our completing of the study our recommendations were to abandon plans to restore the existing and seek to obtain planning consent for the erection of a new rectory in the grounds of the existing noting however this would be a challenging matter given close proximity of the adjacent listed church and the relative levels of the existing rectory site and neighbouring lower level residential properties. Following careful negotiation with planners consent was however successfully obtained to construct a replacement rectory architecture and choice of materials sympathetic to existing and development costs largely recouped through eventual disposal of the arising surplus property.