Site Event/Activity record EEM14748 - 2018: HIA - Riverside, 22 Park Street



Heritage Vision


June 2018


The building was assessed in advance of a planning application for a proposed rear extension and internal alterations. The cottage is constructed of rubble stone, potentially with some cob and finished with a roughcast white painted render, set under a gable end roof covered in pantiles. Each gable has a chimney serving it with brick stacks. The building has been extended centrally to the rear, first only on the ground floor but with a first floor added later, and with lean tos added to either side of the extension. Binding suggests that the property is one of the oldest in Dunster but if so, the cottage has been significantly rebuilt as the roof is not likely to predate the 18th Century. The ground plan of the property has changed over time and is shown on historic mapping. The ground floor of the extension appears to have been added as a lean to structure between 1840 and 1889 and the first floor between 1904 and 1929. Riverside is a well preserved example of a humbler worker's cottage despite the rear extension as the addition has been made in a way that allows the original plan form, character and appearance of the cottage to be readily appreciated. It is therefore an important survival.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Anon.. 2018. Riverside, 22, Park Street, Dunster: Heritage appraisal and impact assessment in consideration of proposed rear extension.



Location Riverside, 22, Park Street, Dunster, Somerset
Grid reference SS 9895 4328 (point)
Map sheet SS94SE

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Riverside, 22 Park Street, Dunster (Building)

Record last edited

Sep 28 2021 11:38AM