MSO10597 - Linhay, barn and farmbuildings at Bratton Court (Building)


A linhay dates to the 19th Century but may incorporate part of an earlier structure. It is arranged to the south of the yard. A barn abuts its east gable and runs north to south; it is possibly 16th Century. An outbuilding is situated to the barn's north.

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Linhay, barn and farmbuildings. Barn possibly C16, other buildings C19, linhay possibly incorporating part of earlier structure. Red sandstone random rubble, linhay clay tiled, steeply pitched roof with decorative ridge tiles; barn West Somerset slates, half-hipped south end. L-plan: 3-bay linhay lying east-west abutting at right angles 5-bay barn with outbuilding attached at north end. East front: Barn, 6 irregular full height stepped buttresses central double doors with C20 weather boarding above, random rubble infill below, small slit opening to right; abutting right unlit length of single storey outbuilding, brick cornice, slate roof, abutting gable end of outbuilding beyond with double doors, rectangular light and C20 lateral stair. Foldyard elevation: barn full height gabled porch projecting, unglazed opening left. Interior: 5 pairs of jointed cruck trusses, some timbers renewed, porch addition of 2 collar beam trusses; interior largely obscured by agricultural machinery. Linhay of 3 bays, circular rubble piers, end bay right with square headed doorway, abutting solar wing of Bratton Court (qv). Interior: pointed arch opening in east gable end of solar opens with 2 steps down onto first floor of linhay probably indicating the existence of co-eval 2-storey structure at east end of which the rear wall of linhay may be part. (VAG report, unpublished SRO, March 1978). [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265367. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] L-plan. Stone, Random rubble walls. Cruck, Collar beam, Half-hipped, Gabled roof [3] The buildings were visited in June 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. The barn and outbuilding received a BAR score of 6 and the linhay a score of 5. [4] The buildings are shown on the 2020 MasterMap data. [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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #41253 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9462 4630 (28m by 27m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5): 444/2/84/2
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/2/84/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/2/84/3
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31070

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May 21 2021 12:46PM


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