MSO10702 - Linhay near Hill View and Woodside, Allerford (Building)


A thatched linhay, now a stables with a loft above. It is constructed of stone rubble and cob and is a three bay structure with circular stone piers. It probably dates from the 18th Century but was restored in the late 20th Century.

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Linhay, now stables with loft over. Possibly C18, restored late C20. Red sandstone random rubble, partly cob at rear, weatherboarded infill, half hipped thatched roof. Two storeys, 3 bays; circular piers, weatherboarded infill, plank doors second and third bays left, roof swept over eyebrows to central loft door opening. Primarily listed for group value. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265483. First Listed on 02/01/1986. [2] 3-bay plan. Stone, Random rubble walls. Half-hipped, Gabled roof [3] The linhay was mentioned in the Allerford Conservation Area character appraisal. [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 3A. [5] A structure is visible on the 1841 Selworthy Tithe map at this location. [6] The building 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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2004.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: #46837 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9037 4716 (20m by 18m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (3A): 1076/23/69
  • 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: MNA138945
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31198

Record last edited

Jan 7 2021 2:33PM


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