MEM23151 - Old Scoresdown Farm, Brendon (Building)


The farmstead first appears on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map.

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Full Description

The Brendon Tithe Map shows the site as a clear plot. [1] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows the site as a house with associated outbuildings, the main one of which is situated by the road to the northwest of the house at SS 7324 4699. The site is named Scoresdown at this point. This is repeated on the 2nd Edition map. [2,3] Since the 2nd Edition map was published, the outhouse mentioned above has been removed and a further range of buildings constructed to the west of the farmhouse. It is now named Old Scoresdown, with the modern Scoresdown Farm further down the lane to the southeast. [4] The site was visited in January 1997. The house was described as 19th Century and built of rubble stone. It was described as no longer a farmstead, with one rubble building remaining converted to a garage and a small new stables. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: 1841. Brendon Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <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. 2014. MasterMap.
  • <5> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 115.



Grid reference Centred SS 7323 4698 (59m by 49m) (Historic mapping)
Map sheet SS74NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor Farmsteads Survey 1996-1997 (4): 115

Record last edited

Apr 26 2020 8:28PM


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