MSO10697 - Allerford Post Office (Building)


A 17th Century farmhouse, now used as a post office and dwelling. It has an early 19th Century wing in picturesque style containing the shop. The frontage includes ogee-headed leaded-light windows and a George V letter box.

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Farmhouse, now dwelling and post office. C16-C17, altered early-mid C19. Red sandstone and blue lias random rubble, double Roman tiled roof, half-hipped to left, lateral stack with rebuilt circular chimney end bay left, similar circular chimney added at rear flanking left gable end. T-plan. One and a half storeys, 2-window facade, C19 casements, 2-light dormers rising from below eaves to right of lateral stack, ground floor large segmental headed 4-light ogee-headed casements with rusticated lintel, external wooden shutters with George V post box flanked by lateral stack left and right triple Roman tiled pentice porch with cambered head opening, laterally boarded and studded door, 2-light casement to right. Left gable end: cambered head 2-light casement, ground floor triple Roman tile pentice hood to 3-light depressed ogee-headed casements. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265478. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] T-plan. Stone, Random rubble walls. Gabled roof [3] The building and post box were visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. The house received a BAR score of 6 and the Post Box 4A. [5] A structure is visible on the 1841 Selworthy Tithe map at this location. [6] The building is depicted and labelled "PO" on 2020 MasterMap data. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2004. Allerford Conservation Area Character Appraisal.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6> Map: 1841. Selworthy Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <7>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #39037 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9042 4698 (16m by 13m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 1076/25/64/2
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/25/64/1
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA138701
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31193

Record last edited

Jan 11 2021 3:47PM


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