MSO10569 - Church Farmhouse, Stoke Pero (Building)


A farmhouse thought to date to the 17th Century and perhaps on the site of an earlier dwelling. It was altered in the late 19th Century.

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Farmhouse. Probably C17 on site of earlier dwelling, altered late C19. Random rubble local stone, slate roofs, irregular eaves line, hipped to right, truncated large external stack on crosswing gable end left, slate roofed bread oven projection. L-plan: facing foldyard. Two storeys, right block central full height porch projection with catslide roof unlit on first floor, flanked by C20 casement right and early C19 3-light leaded iron casement left, ground floor 3-light casement left under wooden lintel, C19 diagonally boarded double doors under wooden lintel, projection at junction with wing, possibly stairs, unlit first floor re-entrant angle, segmental headed window and door below, first floor gable end lit either side of stack. Rear elevation fronting onto churchyard of Stoke Pero Church (qv), large roughcast stepped lateral stack with slate roofed bread oven projection. Interior not seen. Forms good example of local vernacular grouped with farmbuildings (qv) to north east. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265339. First Listed on 05/06/1985. [2] L-plan. Stone, Random rubble walls. Hipped, Gabled roof [3] 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 5. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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.



Grid reference Centred SS 8784 4351 (13m by 10m)
Map sheet SS84SE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5): 444/5/56
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31042

Record last edited

May 24 2021 11:59AM


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