MSO10540 - Archway and gate to Combe Sydenham (Building)


A now disused entranceway. The archway is probably 18th Century and altered in the early 20th Century, built of coursed red sandstone rubble. The gate dates to the mid 19th Century.

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Archway and gate at entrance, now disused, to Combe Sydenham (qv). Archway: probably C18 altered early C20. Coursed red sandstone rubble. Semi-circular arched opening with squared voussoirs, keystone touching moulded cornice, parapet missing, 3 imported square stone piers with moulded caps and ball finials set above cornice; rusticated jambs, curved abutments with flat coping to gateway swept down to low wall. Raking buttresses on rear elevation (West front). Gate: mid C19. Wrought and cast iron. Dado of spear head uprights, 3 tiers of double scrolls. (Photograph in NMR). [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264922. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] Stone, Random rubble, coursed walls. [3] The structures were visited in June 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. They received a BAR score of 4A. [4] The gateway does not appear to be shown on Stogumber Tithe Map of 1842 [5] but it is shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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.
  • <5> Map: Standidge & Co, London. 1842. Stogumber Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.



Grid reference Centred ST 0762 3669 (6m by 9m)
Map sheet ST03NE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 375/5/159/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 375/5/159/2
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 30850

Record last edited

Apr 22 2021 10:55AM


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