MSO10830 - Higher Combe (Building)


A former hunting lodge dating to the mid 18th Century and built for the Acland family.

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Hunting lodge, now dwelling. Mid C18, enlarged with service wing early C20. Original building entirely slate-hung with West Somerset slate, chamfered quoins and moulded string course, overhanging eaves, bargeboarded gable ends, slate roof and slate hung stacks gable ends. Plan: parallel range facing south, entrance on west front, later service wing at rear. South front: 2 storeys plus attic and basement, 1:1:1 bays, pedimented centre distinguished by quoins breaks forward slightly, lunette in tympanum with radiating glazing bars, first floor 2-light many paned casements, similar ground floor with central slate hung gabled porch, semi-circular headed 2-light casements with decorative leading, entrance on right return via ramp, casement windows left and centre to basement. Right return late C20 conservatory. Left return; irregular fenestration, entrance centre left, hooded porch on shaped brackets, semi-circular headed opening, fanlight with decorative leading similar to facade, 6-panel double door. Brick, barrel vaulted cellars beneath house. Built as a hunting lodge for the Acland family. [1] The building was visited in December 2013 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: 4/8/1986. 36th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park..
  • <2> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1648/3/55
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31386



Grid reference Centred SS 9046 3051 (25m by 35m)
Map sheet SS93SW

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Record last edited

Apr 4 2017 9:13AM


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