MSO10786 - Royal Oak Farmhouse, Winsford (Building)


A 16th or 17th Century farmhouse, refronted in the 19th Century.

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Farmhouse now dwelling. C16-C17, refronted C19, porch C20. Roughcast over rubble and possibly some cob, half hipped slate roof, lateral stack north front. Plan: probably 2-cell and cross passage lying east west, refronted with 2-cell and cross passage addition at west end. Two storeys, 3 bays, 2-light many paned casements, central gabled C20 porch, C20 door, lit on left return (north front) with some earlier casements in original block at rear. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265568. First Listed on 06/04/1959. [2] L-plan. Stone, Render, roughcast and pebbledash walls. Hipped roof [3] 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. [4] The Royal Oak Farmhouse, is thatched and rendered and dating from the 16th-17th Century and now a dwelling. Originally of two-cell and cross-passage plan on an east-west axis, a further two-cell and cross-passage addition was added at the west end. This has half-hipped gables giving light to attic level. The tall central lateral stack to the rear of the added west frontage appears typical of the 17th Century. It was re-fronted in the 19th Century, and a gabled 20th Century porch added. [5]

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 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council.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.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <5> Report: Fisher, J.. 2005. Winsford: Village Character Appraisal. 13, 21.



Grid reference Centred SS 9060 3486 (22m by 11m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/19/154
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31287

Record last edited

Dec 15 2020 5:11PM


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