MEM22151 - Gate Cottage, West Lynch (Building)


A stone house with a steeply pitched tile roof, which may have been converted from one of the buildings associated with the former village mill (possibly a cart shed) to form a gate lodge for The Lynch, now known as Bossington Hall.

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The 2003 Conservation Area appraisal for Bossington and West Lynch suggests this building was converted from the former mill. [1] The building is mentioned in the 2019 Conservation Area Appraisal for Bossington. [2] Gate Cottage is depicted and labelled on the 2022 MasterMap data. [3] The house is shown on the 25 inch 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps, when it appears to have had various extensions and outbuildings and have abutted the mill buildings to the south (MSO11577). [4,5] The building is not shown on the Tithe Map for Selworthy. [6] An old cart shed was converted into a cottage in c.1911, which later became Gate Cottage. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2003. Bossington & West Lynch Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p15.
  • <2> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2019. Bossington and West Lynch Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 28, Figure 32.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Map: 1841. Selworthy Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <7> Article on website: Anonymous. 2021. The House. Bossington Hall. Accessed 28 July 2022.



Grid reference Centred SS 901 476 (12m by 13m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Jul 28 2022 11:06AM


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