Parsonages: A Design Guide
Our Guide (commonly called the Green Guide) published in
December 1998 for those concerned with all aspects of the building
or purchase of parsonages. It includes a Design Brief, sets out the
standards and has supplements on issues such as
Although not a blueprint, the Guide sets out detailed
recommendations for all aspects of parsonage design and building
performance. It includes supplements on:
- the procedures when building, buying, improving or selling
parsonages (including the consideration of representations);
- the sources of finance available for providing suitable
- recommended security measures;
- recommended fire precautions;
- low maintenance and drought tolerant ground cover for parsonage
Download the full version of Parsonages:
A Design Guide as a PDF (size: 753k).
The supplements to the Guide may be downloaded as separate Word
documents by clicking on the links below:
The procedures to be followed in the sale, demolition, purchase,
exchange, division, or improvement of parsonage houses. Includes a
checklist summary of the legal position.
Sources of Finance
Sources of finance for parsonage capital projects. Includes
details of our fixed term and temporary/bridging loans.
Parsonage safety and security, with recommended security
measures and additional advice on day-to-day security precautions
and personal safety in the home. Includes the advice of the Crime
Prevention Unit and the Fire Brigade.
Fire precautions for parsonage houses, including detailed advice
on smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Includes the advice of the
Fire Brigade and the Home Office.
Notes on low maintenance and drought tolerant ground cover for
parsonages. Includes details of common plants, both evergreen and
If you have a general enquiry or comments about these web
pages please contact Fiona McKenzie.