MSO10557 - Reacombe, Beacon View, The Cottage and Horner Tea Garden, Horner (Building)


A 17th Century farmhouse and cottage, enlarged and reroofed in the mid 19th Century.

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Farmhouse and cottage, now row of cottages and tea house. C17, enlarged and reroofed mid C19. Red sandstone random rubble, rendered centre 4 bays, triple Roman tiled roofs of differing pitches, large external stone stack right gable end, lateral stack between entrance to Beacon View and The Cottage, stone stack left gable end and between second and third bays left. Plan: probably 3-cell and cross passage farmhouse with rear wing, 2-cell and cross passage cottage added west end. One and a half storeys, 8 bays; C19 many paned wood and metal 2 and 3-light casements, left 3 dormers rising from below eaves, centre 3 breaking through eaves, window to right of lateral stack set below eaves, end bay window rising from below eaves, ground floor left segmental headed windows flanking entrance, centre 2 windows left of inserted entrance, right of stack slate roofed pentice porch on random rubble walls, half glazed door to original cross passage, wooden lintel to end bay window. Right return first floor 3-light casement, ground floor blocked window opening below wooden lintel. Interior of tea rooms only sighted, steeply chamfered beam with steps and runout stops, framed partition to cross passage. Forms a picturesque group. Horner Tea Garden was formerly know as Floyds Tea Garden. (Photograph in NMR). [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265327. First Listed on 05 June 1985. [2] 2-cell, 3-cell Cross passage plan. Stone, Render, roughcast and pebbledash walls. Gabled roof [3] The buildings were visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. They received a BAR score of 6. [4] This structure appears to be present on the 1841 Luccombe Tithe map. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District 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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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: Collard Cox, W.. 1841. Luccombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred SS 8979 4542 (35m by 19m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/1/44/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/1/44/2
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/1/44/3
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/1/44/4
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA137383
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA137444
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31030

Record last edited

May 6 2021 11:50AM


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