MSO10528 - Roadwater House, Roadwater (Building)
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Shown on OS map as Roadwater Inn. Inn, now private dwelling. C17, altered early C20. Roughcast over rubble, slate roof, rendered stacks right gable end and left of cross passage. Plan: probably 3 cell and cross passage, subsequently altered. 2 storeys, 3 bays; first floor 3-light casement left, C20 sash window above entrance, C20 window end bay right, groundfloor 3-light ovolo moulded mullion window left of entrance, modified one to right, small glazed opening end bay, probably stair light, plank door; raking buttresses flanking entrance and between first and second bays right. Long blank panels end bay left, ground and first floor, also square panels between flanking window above entrance which would have carried the name of the inn. Interior not viewed. Probably this was originally a farmhouse and became an inn in the C19 when the railway was built. Court illustrates the inn in the 1880s. (Court, West Somerset in Times Past, nd).  English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264868. First Listed on 21/12/1984.  3-cell Cross passage plan. Stone, Render, roughcast and pebbledash walls. Gabled roof  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.  A two storey house dating to the 16th Century, which was previously an inn. A largely intact garderobe is situated in the first floor solar at the lower end of the hall, at the side of the gable stack. [5,6] The building is shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map but is unlabelled.  It is also depicted on the 25 inch 1903 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map but is now labelled "Roadwater Inn (B.H.)". 
- <1> SSO673 Index: 21/12/1984. Thirty-first List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Distict of West Somerset (Somerset).
- <2> SSO2013 Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
- <3> SSO1 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 30809.
- <4> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
- <5> SMO4109 Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 131 (1987), 'Old Cleeve, Roadwater House', 250 (EHD Williams).
- <6> SEM8672 Report: Williams, E.H.D.. 1987. Roadwater House, Old Cleeve.
- <7> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <8> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, Sheet 47(8).
|Grid reference||Centred ST 0370 3905 (21m by 25m)|
|Civil Parish||OLD CLEEVE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 375/4/110
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 30809
- Somerset SMR PRN: 36985
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