About Us

Jefferys in Liskeard, Lostwithiel, St Austell & Wadebridge

Jefferys - a fully independent firm of Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents, Valuers & Auctioneers established in 1865. A private organisation owned and managed by John Blake and David Maskell with a team of 25 very experienced and professional staff offering a wealth of local knowledge covering areas across Mid, North and East Cornwall.  

Jefferys offer their clients a personal service, operating from four Cornwall based offices in St Austell, Lostwithiel, Wadebridge & Liskeard. We are a member of 'Property Sharing Experts' (PSE), which is a broader network of computer linked independent Estate Agents with over 60 offices throughout the Westcountry area. This is the only genuine property sharing network in the region that allows every other associate member to access our portfolio of properties and actively encourage them to offer these properties to their potential buyers.

The PSE network is particularly effective because we share commission for introducing buyers (at no extra cost to the vendor), so there is a real monetary incentive for the PSE members to source potential buyers on their databases and in effect each vendor benefits from a multiple agency coverage but at the much lower cost of a sole agency fee.

Jefferys is dedicated to a very high standard and are members of The National Association of Estate Agents, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. We cover all aspects of property including sales, lettings, property & land valuations, auction and a range professional services.

If you are thinking of selling or letting your property we offer a free no obligation market appraisal or if you just need some property advice talk to our team of professionals who will be happy to assist and discuss any of the services we have to offer. 

Our History

The original business of Jefferys was started in 1865 by Mr R K Daniel who opened a Shipping Agency Office at 16 Duke Street, St Austell.

In 1878, Mr Daniel was joined in partnership by Herbert Rowse and in the early days, traded as ‘Daniel & Rowse – Auctioneers, Valuers & Steamship Booking Agents to all Parts of the World’.

Around 1911, Mr Daniel retired. Six years later, Herbert Rowse, sole proprietor of Messrs Daniel & Rowse, founded St Austell Cattle Market, which moved site after six months and again in 1920 due to its growth and popularity becoming one of the leading markets in the South West.

The business took on several changes to the partnership and in 1987 the firm was re-branded as Jefferys.