MEM22144 - Abington Barn, Bossington (Building)


A field barn shows on historic mapping associated with two outbuildings.

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A field barn west of the Methodist Church is similarly overgrown and is clearly redundant. Its location, just outside the conservation area, makes it more vulnerable to possible demolition. [1] The barn is shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, together with a small outbuilding at SS 8982 4775. [2,3] A further outbuilding had joined the group by the time the 3rd Edition map was surveyed. [4] A building of a similar size and orientation is depicted in this location within Plot 177 on the Porlock Tithe Map. Plot 177 is recorded as a 'Barn Court and Garden' within the accompanying Tithe Apportionment. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2003. Bossington & West Lynch Conservation Area Character Appraisal. 10.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1933-1938. County Series, Third Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile. Plot 177.



Grid reference Centred SS 898 477 (26m by 14m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA138373

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:10PM


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