MSO10612 - Post-medieval drinking trough, Timberscombe (Building)
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Drinking trough. Late C19. Portland stone. Plan: rectangular trough set on 4 stone blocks with plinth, gabled top with pair of trefoil headed niches, mask above, inscribed on reverse "... in Memory of James Hole... 1876 and his wife died 1855". Gothick style. Not connected to water supply and missing drinking cups and outlet, assumed to have been resited. This probably had chained cups set in niches and separate water supply so that both animals and humans could benefit from Mr Hole's generosity.  English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265382. First Listed on 05/06/1985.  Stone, Ashlar walls.  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 5A.  The 2018 MasterMap data labels a "D Fn" (drinking fountain) in this location. 
- <1>XY SSO58 Index: 5/6/1985. 34th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset). [Mapped feature: #41384 ]
- <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 SSO1 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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.
- <5> SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
|Grid reference||SS 9557 4208 (point)|
|Civil Parish||TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 444/7/99
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 31086
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Jan 21 2020 4:54PM
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