Site Event/Activity record EEM14749 - 2017: HBA - 14, High Street



South West Archaeology


April 2017


A rapid building assessment was undertaken on 26 April 2017 to inform the proposed partial removal of an interior wall at 14, High Street, Dunster. Prior to c.1873, nos. 12 and 14 High Street formed a single property known as the George Inn, possibly documented in 1463. It closed as an inn in 1871 and was partly demolished in 1873, when it was converted into two domestic dwellings. No. 14 includes a cruck roof; it is possible that no. 12 also has a cruck roof but it may have been an extension, or no. 14 may have been raised. The house is of two cell and staggered cross passage plan, with a 19th Century lean to on the rear. It shows architectural features of the medieval, 17th Century and 19th Century periods. The partition wall to be partially removed is of brick and divides the main ground floor room from the entrance hallway, bisecting the ground floor bay window. Fixtures on the wall suggest it is of 19th Century date and possibly date it to the post 1873 remodelling of the building; its value lies in its contribution to our understanding of the 19th Century remodelling of the structure.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Wapshott, E. and Morris, B.. 2017. No. 14 High Street, Dunster, Exmoor National Park: Rapid building appraisal.
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1621794, Extant 23 May 2022.



Location 14, High Street, Dunster, Somerset
Grid reference SS 9917 4372 (point)
Map sheet SS94SE

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Nos 12 and 14, High Street, Dunster (Building)

Record last edited

May 23 2022 1:07PM