MSO10771 - Stables and linhay abutting West Lynch Farmhouse returned to south, West Lynch (Building)


A thatched stable block and linhay, possibly dating from the 17th Century, run northeast-southwest adjacent to West Lynch Farmhouse. Adjoining these at right angles are shelter sheds, apparently largely rebuilt in the late 20th Century.

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Stables and linhay with shelter shed. Possibly C17 in origin, subsequently altered, restored late C20. Red sandstone random rubble, brick dressings, thatched roofs hipped at south-west end abutting West Lynch Farmhouse (qv), triple ridge tiles to shelter sheds. L-plan, linhay and stables lying south-west/north-east, rear wall fronting garden of West Lynch Farmhouse (qv), returned to south-east as shelter sheds. Linhay: originally probably 8 bays but only 4 bays left open, circular stone piers, infilled to right with random rubble and 3 square headed openings to stable, plank door end bay; shelter sheds adjoining, single storey, 5 bays, probably largely rebuilt late C20, C20 timber doors. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265553. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] Stone, Random rubble walls. Hipped, Gabled roof [3] The group of buildings is mentioned in the 2003 Conservation Area appraisal for Bossington and West Lynch, which advises "Abutting the farmhouse is a thatched stable block, and linhay which may be of 17th century origin. The main elevation has 8 bays, with four left open displaying circular stone piers. The adjoining shelter sheds are 5 bay single–storey, and at right angles to the main range. They appear to have been largely rebuilt in the late 20th century." [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 on the 1841 Selworthy Tithe map at this location. [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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2003.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. p13.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6> Map: 1841. Selworthy Tithe Map and Apportionment.



Grid reference Centred SS 900 476 (37m by 20m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS94NW

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/23/139/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/23/139/2
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record: MNA138535
  • NBR Index Number: 44345
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524337
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524339
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524340
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524341
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524342
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 524343
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31269

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Aug 17 2020 12:23PM


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