MEM22134 - Allerford Social Club (Building)


The building originated as a late 19th or early 20th Century reading room. It was used as a village hall before being used as a social club.

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Full Description

A village hall, which dates from the late 19th Century. The 2004 Allerford Conservation Area Appraisal states that "Although [it is] a relatively plain building, the external walls are of squared-off and coursed local sandstone with blue brick dressings, and there are vertical plank doors, large gables and a catslide roof." [1] The site is shown as a vacant plot on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [2] The building is labelled "Reading Room" on the 25 inch 2nd and six inch 3rd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [3,4] The building is marked on the 2022 MasterMap data and labelled "Club". [5] A former reading room built by Acland, now a social club. [6] The heritage asset was assessed for inclusion on the Exmoor Local Heritage List in November 2022. It was decided to add the asset to the Local Heritage List. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Allerford Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Exmoor National Park Authority.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1903-1949. County Series; 3rd Edition (2nd Revision) 6 Inch Map. 1:10560.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
  • <6> Report: Pratt, N.. 2017. Allerford Conservation Area: Appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 7, 20, 56, Figure 4, 17.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Dove, C.. 2022. Exmoor LHL Panel Meeting 28 November 2022. Exmoor National Park Authority.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Local Heritage List Status (Listed)
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA136590



Grid reference Centred SS 290 146 (16m by 12m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Dec 12 2023 2:38PM


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