MEM25277 - Conygar Wood, Dunster (Monument)


The woodland is situated in part of a designed late 18th Century landscape by Richard Phelps for HF Luttrell of Dunster Castle. It contains several follies.

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Conygar Hill is encircled by woodland and formerly part of a designed late 18th century landscape by Richard Phelps for H F Luttrell, the owner of Dunster Castle. [1] The woodland forms part of the Registered Park and Garden (Grade II*) for Dunster Castle and was first listed on 1 June 1984. [2] Conygar Wood is depicted and labelled on the 2022 MasterMap data. [3] It is also labelled on the 25 inch 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [4,5] The woodland is shown as land parcel 257 on the Tithe Map for Dunster, and described as "Coneygar Wood" in the Apportionment. [6] Part of the woodland extends outside of the National Park boundary to the northeast. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 26, Figure 76.
  • <2> Website: Historic England. 2015-. National Heritage List for England website. 1000467.
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #48083 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6> Map: 1842. Dunster Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch. Land parcel 257.
  • <7> Verbal communication: Various. 1993-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 25 August 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Rejected)



Grid reference Centred SS 9906 4417 (557m by 397m) With reference to historic mapping
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2022 3:01PM


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