MSO10698 - Cherry Trees, Allerford (Building)


A cottage, which has origins as a medieval open hall house but was altered in the 17th Century.

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Cottage. Medieval in origin, altered C17, extensively altered mid C19. Red sandstone random rubble, double Roman tile roof, overhanging eaves with sprockets, rebuilt chimney to lateral stack with wall extended out on same plane to left. Plan: 2-cell and cross passage. Two storeys, 3 bays; mainly C19 leaded casements, weatherboarded gable centre to right of stack with long 2-light casement left of pointed arch chamfered doorway below wooden lintel, C19 plank door, inserted C20 window to right. Interior not sighted, said to contain plank and muntin screens to cross passage, one of which has low partition in open hall house, 2 pairs of jointed cruck and trusses, chamfered beams with step and runout stops. Facade mostly obscured by vegetation at time of survey (August 1984). (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, March 1982). [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265479. First Listed on 22 May 1969. [2] 2-cell Cross passage plan. Stone, Random rubble, coursed walls. Cruck, Gabled roof [3] The Allerford Conservation Area appraisal states that the tall front lateral stacks and adjoining rounded bread oven at the cottage is an example of a characteristic local vernacular feature and likely dates from the early 17th Century.[4] The building was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [5] A structure is visible on the 1841 Selworthy Tithe map at this location. [6] Cherry Trees is depicted and labelled 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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2004.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: #39034 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 904 470 (15m by 15m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/23/65
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA139482
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31194

Record last edited

Jan 7 2021 12:15PM


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