Old Rectory ‘under offer’

Old Rectory, Nunney

According to property website Rightmove, the Old Rectory retirement home on High Street is currently ‘under offer’.

Old Rectory, Nunney

The 21-room property is located close to the Market Place in Nunney. The current building was constructed by

Until recently it was run as a retirement home with accommodation for up to 24 people. Following the death of owner Ron Hill it was closed down within months.

When Rev. John Challen made improvements to the rectory in Nunney, his attempts at digging a well landed a man in court in 1876.

The Visit Nunney archive includes photos of the previous Old Rectory, taken in 1860 when it was occupied by the family of the Rev. Thomas Theobald.

The current building was constructed by his successor Rev. Challen in 1877, who painfully miscalculated the annual tithe and ended up being declared bankrupt.

Much of the original garden was sold in 1982 for the new Nunney Rectory and garden.