MDE21309 - Church House, Kentisbury (Building)


A church house sits adjacent to the northwest corner of St Thomas Church. It dates from the 18th or early 19th Century.

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Church House used for storage, adjacent to north west corner of parish church of St Thomas in Kentisbury. Church House, now used for storage. 18th or early 19th Century. Unrendered stone rubble. Hipped slate roof. Projecting stone rubble rear lateral stack with brick shaft. Rectangular on plan with small single room on each floor, built into bank with front first floor access. 2 storeys. Plank doors to upper storey front entrance and at left end to ground floor room. Right hand front corner is recessed inwards slightly around northwest corner of north aisle of church. [1] The building was visited in September 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 4. [2] The building is shown but not labelled on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [3,4] The building is shown on the Tithe Map for Kentisbury and is coloured pink, suggesting domestic use. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: Department of Environment. 1987. Kentisbury. Historic Houses Register. 53. 55.
  • <2> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: 1840. Kentisbury Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred SS 6226 4383 (5m by 6m)
Map sheet SS64SW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4): 1544/5/95
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 41616
  • Devon SMR: SS64SW/150

Record last edited

Nov 15 2021 5:47PM


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