MSO10654 - Widlake Farmhouse, Exton (Building)


A 16th Century cob-built farmhouse whose walls have been raised and reroofed. It may have been an open hall house ceiled to 3-cell and cross passage plan.

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Farmhouse. C16, walls raised and reroofed, altered C20. Roughcast over cob, asbestos slate roof, large lateral stack rising right of entrance, stone stack left gable end. Possible open hall house ceiled to 3-cell and cross passage. Two storeys, 2:2 bays, full height shallow raking buttress covering the width of a bay end right, all C20 casements irregularly placed, ground floor gable entry, plank door, window to right, gabled porch left of stack, 2 windows to right. Interior partially sighted, chamfered beams with step and runout stops flanking cross-passage with 2 load- bearing walls and lateral joists, stair turret at rear of hall, depressed 4-centred arch door frame first floor, probably cruck truss roof. Farmbuildings adjoining south-west corner not of special interest. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265434. First Listed on 02/01/1986. [2] 3-cell Cross passage plan. Earth, Render, roughcast and pebbledash walls. Cruck, Gabled roof [3] The building was visited in December 2013 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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 9252 3454 (24m by 19m)
Map sheet SS93SW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/19/21
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31143

Record last edited

Dec 21 2020 11:05AM


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