MSO10603 - Croydon House, Timberscombe (Building)
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House. Circa 1700, reroofed C19. Red brick, Flemish bond, string course, dentil moulded cornice painted with designs, local slate roof, hipped to wing, brick stack left gable end. L-plan, probably part of a larger U-plan building either destroyed by fire or not completed. Two storeys, 3:2 bays, all wooden cruciform windows with leading, blind openings on re-entrant angle of wing, entrance end bay left, 6-panel double door with moulded surrounds to panel, space above boarded over, (a shellhood porch survived to mid C20), lean-to roof left over single storey, single bay containing C20 French windows; there is no butt joint visible and it would seem that the building at one time extended left which would account for the present unbalanced appearance. Interior: dog leg stair rising to attic, moulded hand rail, alternate twisted balusters, ball finials to newels and renewed dado, moulded semicircular arched head with keystone to salon occupying the 3 left bays, C18 panelling, bolection moulded architraves to square headed doorways flanking left gable end fireplace opening with keystone. First floor all divisions of C18 panelling with similar main arched opening. The curious painted decoration to the cornice is said to reproduce earlier painted decoration.  English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265373. First Listed on 22/05/1969.  L-plan. Brick, Flemish bond walls. Hipped, Gabled roof  The building was visited as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6.  Croydon House is depicted and labelled on 2018 MasterMap data. 
- <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 SSO1 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13. Visit undertaken by RWN.
- <5> SEM6844 Report: Leach, P.. 2003. Croydon House, Timberscombe: Archaeological Excavations, October 2003, an Interim Report.
- <6> SEM6998 Collection: Leach, P. + McDonnell, R.. 2003-2009. Archive from Excavations and Watching Briefs at Croydon House.
- <7> SEM7070 Report: McDonnell, R.. 2000. Croydon House: Archaeological Excavation on the Site of the North East Wing.
- <8>XY SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #41257 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9627 4067 (22m by 20m)|
|Civil Parish||TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=36931 (Pastscape entry: 36931)
- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/7/90
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8309
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE30
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 36931
- Somerset SMR PRN: 31077
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