MSO10441 - School House, Timberscombe (Building)


The school is shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

At SS 9548 4208, an L shaped building occupies the corner of a road junction at the western edge of Timberscombe on the Tithe Map. It is labelled 404, which the accompanying Apportionment document lists as "School House & Garden", opend by the The Trustees of Charity School and occupied by William Wood. [1] The building is again shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, with various extensions to its rear. [2] 'School' shown on Ordnance Survey map of c1904. [3] 'School House' noted on recent map, presumably converted to a private dwelling. [4] The school still appears to be in use and has a functioning website. [5,6] In 1946, children previously sent to Luccombe School began to be sent to Timberscombe by bus, as the school had closed. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: 1843. Timberscombe Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 404.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. c.1904. 1:2500 map, second edition.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2005. Landline Information.
  • <5> Website: Various. Various. World Wide Web page. Cutcombe and Timberscombe Church of England First Schools, viewed 30 January 2018.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #43993 2017 MasterMap extent of school, ]
  • <7> Monograph: Haw, G.. 2001. The book of Luccombe & Selworthy: A pictorial history of the parishes. Horner Mill Services. 1st Edition. 38.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 19400



Grid reference Centred SS 9547 4207 (19m by 32m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Jan 21 2020 5:04PM


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