MSO10575 - Hill Gate Cottage, Stoney Street, Luccombe (Building)
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Cottage. Possibly C17, enlarged mid C20. Red sandstone random rubble, double Roman tiled roof, large stepped lateral stack on right return, roof extended as catslide on either side with slate roofed bread oven projection to rear, C20 stack rising from eaves at rear. Plan probably 2 cell, entered from gable end. Gable end weatherboarded apex, 2-light casement above pantiled pentice porch, plank door, right return 2-light C19 window beyond stack. C20 addition including garage on left return not included. Listed primarily for group value with Hill Gate Cottage (qv) to north-east.  English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265345. First Listed on 05/06/1985.  2-cell plan. Stone, Random rubble walls. Gabled roof  The building was surveyed by the National Trust in 1996. It is shown on the 1809-12 Holnicote Estate Map as "11 2 - house, outhouses, court, gardent etc" as part of Hillgate and was previously known as Gregory's Barn, before being converted to a house in 1820. The 1842 tithe map shows a cottage with a much longer rear wing than at present, marked as a cottage and linhay. The outbuilding was removed by the 1903 2nd ed. OS map. The report describes the house as a "good early example of a detached labourer's cottage, uncommon on the Holnicote Estate, built at the interface between the enclosed fields and the open moorland, hence the name."  Where the lane ends are Hill Gate Cottages… The adjoining cottage is probably two-cell with entrance from the gabled end, again with likely 18th century origins and enlarged in the mid 20th century. It is listed mainly for its group value. Both cottages have 19th century casement windows, some of metal with leaded lights.  The building was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6.  The building is shown on the 2020 MasterMap data and is one of two properties labelled Hill Gate Cottages. 
- <1> SSO58 Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District 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 SSO1 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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.
- <4> SEM7860 Report: National Trust. 1997. Vernacular Building Survey: Hillgate Cottage, Luccombe.
- <5> SEM6950 Report: Fisher, J.. 2003. Luccombe Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p14.
- <6> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
- <7>XY SEM8817 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #39376 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9086 4423 (9m by 11m)|
|Civil Parish||LUCCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/6/62
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 31048
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