MEM21967 - The Tantivy, Fore Street, Dulverton (Building)


The Tantivy has a 19th Century shop front but contains architectural elements of a 17th Century character. It appears to have been truncated to the northeast by the creation of Union Street.

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This building has a 19th century shop front. [1] The building was subject to rapid survey in 2011. It appears to have been truncated by the creation of Union Street to link High Street, Fore Street and Lady Street. The building could not be examined in any detail at this stage due to private occupation but a brief inspection was made of the areas in commercial use on the ground floor. The elevation and rooflines of the building suggest the potential for the preservation of historic fabric predating the 18th and 19th Centuries, which is confirmed by the presence of a moulded beam in the ceiling of the present shop and of a fireplace with a chamfered lintel in the southwestern wall. Both are of vernacular character and likely to be of 17th Century date. The beam has mouldings to one side only and chamfers to the other, which may show that it stood over a partition (probably with an intergral headbeam, since there are no sockets) between front and rear rooms. [3]

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  • <1> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. c.2003. Dulverton Conservation Area Appraisal. p18, Photograph.
  • <2> Monograph: Dulverton and District Civic Society. 2002. The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge. Halsgrove. p61, 68, 95, 99, Photographs.
  • <3> Report: Parker, R.W.. 2011. Historic Building Surveys of Buildings at Dulverton, Somerset. 23.



Grid reference Centred SS 9140 2790 (20m by 25m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW

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Record last edited

Apr 24 2013 5:18PM


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