Constructed prior to 1700 by reformed pirate and slave trader George Dew, the Old Rectory is one of the oldest buildings in St George. It was subsequently the home of Pastor Alexander Richardson, hence the name.
The cottage is a typical example of early Bermudian vernacular architecture. Built with limestone, the upper living level rests above a lower basement and is reached by an outside staircase. The gable ends are supported by large chimneys and the windows sit squarely against the eaves.
The Old Rectory is owned by the Bermuda National Trust and is now leased as a private residence.
The house is situated in the centre of St George. To reach it from Kings Square, walk north to York Street and turn left. Pass St Peter’s Church and then turn right onto Queen Street. Walk up Queen Street, past the Bermuda Perfumery, and then turn right into Broad Alley.
While you’re in the area take some time to wander around streets in the vicinity of the Old Rectory. St George is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest British settlements in the Western Hemisphere. Old Maid’s Lane, Taylor’s Alley, Aunt Peggy’s Lane, Printer’s Alley, Featherbed Alley and others are lined with historic houses and interesting buildings.
Tourist attractions and things to do near Old Rectory include:
- Bermuda Perfumery (0.1 miles) - Manufactures Lili Bermuda perfume
- St Peter’s Church (0.1 miles) - The oldest Anglican church in the Western hemisphere
- Bermuda National Trust Museum (0.1 miles) - Housed in one of the island's oldest stone buildings
- Unfinished Church (0.1 miles) - Roofless church
- State House (0.1 miles) - The island's oldest building
- Tucker House Museum (0.1 miles) - Offers a glimpse of early Bermudian life
- Deliverance (0.2 miles) -
Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Old Rectory include:
- Temptations (0.1 miles) - Local cafe offering breakfast, sandwiches, salads, and snacks. Reasonable prices.
- Wahoo's (0.1 miles) - Waterside seafood restaurant in the historic town of St George.
- White Horse (0.1 miles) - Waterside pub in the historic town of St George.
- Tempest Bistro (0.1 miles) - Offers French home-style food. Located in the old Carriage House Museum. Run by the same team as Mad Hatters.
- The Wharf (0.2 miles) - Waterfront restaurant with beautiful views of St George’s Harbour.
- Griffin's Restaurant (0.2 miles) - Casual restaurant at the St George’s Club.
Nearby Transport Links
Transport links near Old Rectory include:
- St George’s Ferry (0.2 miles) - Ferry stop serving the town of St George.
Map showing location of Old Rectory.
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1 Broad Alley
St George's Parish