MSO10709 - Numbers 3 and 4, Bossington (Building)


A semi-detached mirrored thatched pair of early 19th Century cottages, with roughcast rendered stacks.

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Pair of semi-detached cottages. Early 19th Century. Slobbered rubble, thatched roof hipped to left, roughcast stacks right gable end, rebuilt circular stack rising from left corner, similar at rear. Plan: 2-cell. One and a half storeys, 1:3 bays; early 19th Century 3-light leaded iron casements first floor, ground floor 20th Century 3-light window left of double porch, two 3-light casements right with single storey stepped buttress beyond; double Roman tiled pentice porch, semi-circular headed openings, plank doors. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265490. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] 2-cell plan. Stone, Colourwashed walls. Hipped, Gabled roof [3] The building is mentioned in the 2003 Conservation Area Character Appraisal for Bossington. [4] The building was visited in March 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 at this location on the 1841 Porlock Tithe map. [6] A semi detached mirrored pair of early 19th Century thatched cottages. It includes plain vernacular features, such as the first floor leaded iron casement windows and double Roman tiled porch with semicircular headed openings and plank and ledge doors. [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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2003. Bossington & West Lynch Conservation Area Character Appraisal.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.
  • <7> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2019. Bossington and West Lynch Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 15, Figure 12.



Grid reference Centred SS 896 480 (16m by 16m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS84NE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/3/76/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/3/76/2
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA136717
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31205

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Jul 27 2022 12:09PM


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