MEM24709 - The Old Vicarage, Simonsbath (Building)

Summary

The parsonage was built in 1853. It was noted to have been constructed poorly and the first incumbent, the Reverend William Henry Thornton, had to make some of the work good out of his own resources.

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Volume 31 (1990), "The first curate of Exmoor", p50-53 (N Allen)The parsonage was built in 1853. It was noted to have been constructed poorly and the first incumbent, the Reverend William Henry Thornton, had to make some of the work good out of his own resources. He also installed fencing, grub up rocks to make a garden, and built a wall. He had to pay dilapidations on his own improvements when he resigned the living in 1860. [1] The vicarage is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map at SS 7747 3939. [2] The building is again shown in a similar plan form on 2018 MasterMap data and labelled "The Old Vicarage". [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. Volume 31 (1990), "The first curate of Exmoor", p50-53 (N Allen).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #46242 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7747 3939 (16m by 16m)
Map sheet SS73NE
Civil Parish EXMOOR, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Apr 22 2020 1:07PM

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