MSO10710 - Linhay east of Bossington Farm Cottages, Bossington (Building)


A thatched two-storey linhay, probably dating from the 18th Century. The mainly open-fronted six bay elevation is partitioned by rendered circular piers, a typical local vernacular feature.

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A linhay of 18th to 19th Century date. This is made of red sandstone random rubble,with a thatched roof half hipped to the right. The building has two storeys, 6 bays; circular piers rendered, inserted random rubble wall between second and third bays, weather boarded end bay right. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265491. First Listed on 02/01/1986. [2] 6-bay plan. Stone, Random rubble walls. Half-hipped, Gabled roof [3] The linhay was mentioned in the 2003 conservation area appraisal for Bossington and West Lynch. [4] The building was visited in April 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [5] This structure is visible on the 1841 Porlock Tithe map. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2003.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. p11.
  • <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.



Grid reference Centred SS 897 480 (17m by 15m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/3/77
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA136717
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31206

Record last edited

Jan 29 2021 3:37PM


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