MEM22162 - Former Wesleyan Day School, Mill Lane, Dunster (Building)
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The 2002 Conservation Area Character Assessment for Dunster states "Around the junction of West Street and Mill Lane are two unlisted groups, all dating from the early 19th century or earlier… Nos. 1-5 are on a slight curve. The former is rendered with a part slate, part plain tile roof. A plaque records that this was the Weslyan Day school of 1825, said to be the first in the village. Its founder was William Moore, a preacher, who left an £800 bequest. In 1839 It expanded into the adjoining chapel buildings and finally closed in 1903."  The school was the first Wesleyan Day School in West Somerset and one of the first to receive a government grant and regular inspection.  A low wall on the northern end of the property facing the road houses a post box.  The building is labelled "1" on 2018 MasterMap data. 
- <1> SEM7910 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2002. Dunster Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p25.
- <2> SEM7516 Monograph: Binding, H.. Discovering Dunster. The Exmoor Press. p15.
- <3> SEM8630 Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 16 November 2013.
- <4>XY SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39209 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9898 4345 (19m by 10m)|
|Civil Parish||DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Jan 22 2020 3:59PM
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