MSO10767 - Tivington Knowle (Building)


A pair of detached 18th Century cottages, formed into one cottage during the mid 19th Century.

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Pair of detached cottages subsequently linked to form one dwelling. C18, altered mid C19 and extended late C20. Red sandstone random rubble, thatched roofs, external stacks gable ends. Unusual plan, appears to be 2 single cell cottages set diagonally and linked by lower roofed block, extended at rear. Two storeys, all C19 and C20 leaded casements, left hand block 3-light casement first floor, 4-light below under stone relieving arch, full height stepped buttress on right return, rendered gable end, set back lower independently roofed bay, 2-light casement first floor, ground floor C19 Tudor arch head light to left of plank door with corrugated iron roofed porch carried on wooden columns, gable end of right hand block abutting at an angle lit with 2-light casements, right return of one bay 2 and 3-light. Interiors not sighted; said to contain left, stair projection concealed in extension, blocked doorway in right hand cottage indicating probably similar plan but stairs now missing. Otherwise no datable features but a charming composition. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, April 1979). [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265548. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] 3-cell plan. Stone, Random rubble walls. Gabled roof [3] 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. [4] The building was surveyed in 1996. [5] Tivington Knowle is depicted and labelled on 2020 Ordnance Survey MasterMap data. [6]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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.
  • <5> Report: Richardson, I. and Waterhouse, R.E.. 1996. Vernacular Building Survey: Tivington Knowle House.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #40066 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9349 4454 (17m by 12m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/9/134
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8039
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW100
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NBR Index Number: 44344
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 524335
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31264

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Oct 12 2021 11:30AM


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