MSO10517 - Chidgley Hill Farmhouse (Building)


A late 16th or early 17th Farmhouse, partially rebuilt in the late 18th or early 19th Century. The fireplace contains a bread oven.

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Farmhouse. Late C16-early C17, partially rebuilt late C18 - early C19. Red sandstone random rubble, thatched roof hipped on right return, brick stack to left of entrance and left gable end. Plan: 3 cell and cross passage modified, hipped gable end onto road. 2 storeys, 3 bays; 2-light dormer casements, groundfloor 2 C20 windows to left of entrance, 2-light casement right, C20 plank door. Right return 2-light dormer casement, illegibly inscribed plaque below left, groundfloor two 2-light casements. Interior not viewed, said to contain 4 panel compartment ceiling with hollow chamfered beams, one inscribed with date 1583, and chamfered wooden lintel to fireplace with bread oven. The building was divided at one time into 2 cottages and perhaps even into 3. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, July 1979). [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264827. First Listed on 21/12/1984. [2] 3-cell Cross passage plan. Stone, Random rubble walls. Hipped, Gabled roof [3] The building was visited in June 2013 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: 21/12/1984. Thirty-first List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Distict of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference Centred ST 0479 3643 (20m by 14m)
Map sheet ST03NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 375/4/70
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7824
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NW71
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NBR Index Number: 41783
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 521665
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 30768

Record last edited

Apr 21 2021 11:36AM


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