MSO10716 - Lower House, Bossington (Building)
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Cottage with attached farmbuildings, now one dwelling. C16-C17 altered late C19. Roughcast over rubble, thatched roof hipped west end, double Roman tiled independently roofed east wing half hipped, external stack south-east gable end, stone stack north gable end. Plan: L-plan cottage with 2 cell south front, entrance east front with agricultural east wing addition. One and a half storeys, mostly C20 casements, east front to left gable end with external stack, two dormers right, agricultural building abutting ground floor: inserted window to right of stack, segmental headed leaded 2-light casement right of diagonally boarded double doors: re-entrant angle of wing lit ground floor only, 2-light leaded casement left, other 3 C19 leaded iron casements, garage doors gable end with 2-light C20 window above, south front wall to left hand bay set back, below hip of roof: 2 dormers, thatched roof canted bay with 3-light casement and to left half-glazed double doors. Interior not seen.  English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265497. First Listed on 22/05/1969.  L-plan. Stone, Render, roughcast and pebbledash walls. Hipped roof  The building was mentioned in the 2003 Conservation Area appraisal for Bossington and West Lynch, which stated "Also at this north-western edge of Bossington is Lower House, probably a former farmhouse originally dating from the 16-17th centuries, and altered and extended in the late 19th century, when most of the farm outbuildings were added. The current L-plan probably derives from the original two-cell SW front with an adapted former agricultural NW wing addition. Windows are mainly 19th century leaded light casements, and there is a diagonally boarded double-door entrance."  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. 
- <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 SSO1 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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> SEM7908 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2003. Bossington & West Lynch Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p11.
- <5> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 896 480 (20m by 25m) (MasterMap)|
|Civil Parish||SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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- https://heritagerecords.nationaltrust.org.uk/HBSMR/MonRecord.aspx?uid=MNA138165 (National Trust HER entry: MNA138165)
- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/3/83
- Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- National Trust HER Record: MNA138165
- Somerset SMR PRN: 31212
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