MSO10519 - Golsoncott House, Golsoncott (Building)
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The house dates to 1912. It has a splayed L-shape and a small octagonal entrance hall. The house was built by Count Hochburg for his land agent on the Croydon Hall estate. A very picturesque composition in the Arts and Crafts style of which there are very few good examples in the county.  The house was owned by the Reckitt family from c.1912 to 1995 when it was sold. It was built around 1908 in an Arts and Crafts style and was extended by Frank Reckitt in slightly the same style. The same family member was also responsible for the Lodge down the lane and paying for and designing the village hall in Roadwater, which echoes the architecture of this building.  The building was visited in June 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6.  Penelope Lively provides information on the house and gardens in an article for the Exmoor Review in 1994. 
- <1> SSO673 Index: 21/12/1984. Thirty-first List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Distict of West Somerset (Somerset).
- <2> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. J Lively, May 2013 (see Resources).
- <3> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
- <4> SEM7985 Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. Volume 35 (1994), "Golsoncott- Two layers of memory", p16-19 (P Lively).
|Grid reference||Centred ST 0240 3904 (32m by 46m)|
|Civil Parish||OLD CLEEVE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 375/4/73
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 30771
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