Forncett St. Mary Rectory
Upon the death of Revd John Doudney Lane in 1845, the Diocese appointed another Fellow of St John's College, Revd Dr John William Colenso. However, this time the appointment was to Forncett St Mary parish, as Forncett had now been created a duality with Rev William Greive Wilson installed as rector at Forncett St Peter rectory.
As there was no rectory in Forncett St Mary Colenso set about having one built. Money was borrowed as a mortgage from Queen Anne's Bounty - a fund set up specifically for poorer clergy - to purchase a suitable plot of land on a rise overlooking his church of Forncett St Mary, the upper Tas Valley and the school established by his predecessor bar one, Rev Thomas Jack, close by.