MSO10701 - Hill View and Woodside, Allerford (Building)
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Cottage, enlarged to pair of semi-detached dwellings. C17, altered mid C19. Red sandstone random rubble, partly rendered, some brick dressings and quoins, various shallow roof pitches and different eaves levels, double Roman tiles, some triple ridge tiles to Hillview, overhanging eaves and sprockets, 2 lateral stacks, circular chimneys. Plan unclear, lying north-east - south-west, perhaps 2-cell extended north-east. One and a half storeys, 2 bays left lit only on ground floor, C20 casement dormer left, 2-light casement below eaves to left of lateral stack, 3-light dormer rising from eaves level between lateral stacks, ground floor 4-light casement left below cement lintel, window left of semicircular projection rising to eaves level with double Roman tiled lean-to roof, possibly stair turret, plank door to left of stack, 3-light casement left of laterally boarded double doors, Tudor arch head, pentice porch abutting lateral stack right, similar double Roman tiled pentice to window right. Interior not seen. Differing roof levels and lateral projections on facade form a picturesque composition, the dating of which is uncertain without an internal inspection.  English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265482. First Listed on 22 May 1969.  2-cell plan. Stone, Random rubble walls. Gabled roof  The building was subject to survey in 1994 for the National Trust. It is a small stone cottage, one of a pair, with tall round chimneys and leaded light windows. It is single pile with a rear outshut and covered through passage between it and the adjoining cottage (Hill View, number 19), and likely dates to the late 16th or 17th Century. Internally, it has one blocked open fireplace and a beam probably dating to the building's construction (possibly having a hollow chamfer) and a cast iron early 20th Century art nouveau style fireplace elsewhere. The roof was probably retimbered in the late 18th or early 19th Century.  The 2004 Conservation Area appraisal for Allerford mentions the properties and notes that "Such features as the Tudor archhead entrance with diagonally boarded double doors, and pentice porches, are typical of the “cottage ornee” features added by the Aclands in the early-mid 19th century." 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.  A structure is visible on the 1841 Selworthy Tithe map at this location.  The buildings are depicted and labelled on the 2020 MasterMap data. 
- <1> SSO672 Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
- <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> SEM8334 Report: Richardson, I and F, J.. 1994. Vernacular Building Survey: 20 Allerford, Woodside.
- <5> SEM7907 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2004. Allerford Conservation Area Character Appraisal.
- <6> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
- <7> SEM7926 Map: 1841. Selworthy Tithe Map and Apportionment.
- <8>XY SEM8817 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #39044 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9040 4713 (21m by 20m) (MasterMap)|
|Civil Parish||SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (2)
- https://heritagerecords.nationaltrust.org.uk/HBSMR/MonRecord.aspx?uid=MNA138887 (National Trust HER entry: MNA138887)
- https://heritagerecords.nationaltrust.org.uk/HBSMR/MonRecord.aspx?uid=MNA138888 (National Trust HER entry: MNA138888)
- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/23/68/1
- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/23/68/2
- 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: MNA138887
- National Trust HER Record: MNA138888
- Somerset SMR PRN: 31197
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