MEM22697 - Possible former miners' lodgings, Heasley Mill (Building)

Summary

A stone building, reputed to be a row of seven miners' lodgings and dating to the early 19th Century. It may, however, had another purpose, such as a stable or store. It is divided into seven small rooms on each floor.

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Possible former miners' lodging house, now outbuilding. Probably early 19th Century, with probably mid to late 20th Century alterations and partial collapse. Uncoursed stone rubble with gable-ended scantle-slate roof. Plan: Unusual building reputed to have been a row of 7 miners' lodgings. Divided into 7 small rooms on each floor. Roof truncated at each end; left-hand end rooms are now roofless. It is possible that this building served some other purpose, perhaps as stabling or a store. Two storeys. Exterior: 7-bay front; boarded ground-floor and first-floor doorways (some 2 leaf) with wooden lintels, set one above the other in continuous vertical openings. First and fifth openings from right have been blocked. Interior: Each cell divided by stud partition on stone plinth. There was much mining activity around Heasley Mill in the 19th Century so if this was not a miners' lodging house it might have served some other specialised mining function. It stands opposite Heasley Mill. [1] The building was visited in September 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 3A. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: Heasley Mill (24 November 1988).
  • <2> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7376 3222 (12m by 13m)
Map sheet SS73SW
Civil Parish NORTH MOLTON, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1549/10/158

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Apr 10 2019 3:47PM

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