MEM22165 - The Foresters' Arms, West Street, Dunster (Building)


Public house, a later 19th Century updating of earlier buildings.

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The 2002 Dunster Conservation Area Character Appraisal states that "the Foresters’ Arms in a corner position and taller, is a later 19th century updating of earlier buildings." [1] The public house was previously known as the Bridge End Inn. [2] The Foresters' Arms Inn is depicted and labelled on 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [3] A building is shown here on the Tithe Map for Dunster, labelled 119. It is described as "Late Pitt's: House Etc", owned by Joseph Henderson. It was unoccupied at the time of survey. [4] 2018 MasterMap data labels the building "33". [5] The building is mentioned in the 2018 Conservation Area Appraisal for Dunster. [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.. 2002. Dunster Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Exmoor National Park Authority. p25.
  • <2> Monograph: Binding, H.. Discovering Dunster. The Exmoor Press. p81.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: 1842. Dunster Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch. Land parcel 119.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39212 ]
  • <6> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 44, 96, Figure 43.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Dove, C.. 2022. Exmoor LHL Panel Meeting 28 November 2022. Exmoor National Park Authority.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Legacy Candidate)



Grid reference Centred SS 2989 1434 (20m by 31m)
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Dec 12 2023 6:00PM


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