MSO10847 - 1 and 2, Bilbower House, 50-52, High Street, Dulverton (Building)


A pair of late 18th - early 19th Century houses. The right hand house was partly rebuilt in the late 19th Century.

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Numbers 1 and 2 Bilbower House, High Street, Dulverton is a pair of late 18th - early 19th century houses in row. The right hand house was partly rebuilt in the late 19th Century. [1] This building is marked as 'Bilbba House' on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map. [2] 'Bilboa House' was a doctor's residence. [3] In 1739, a fire engine and 12 buckets were purchased, and are believed to have been housed behind Bilbao House. [5] Bilbower, originally Bilboa, was a doctor's premises for most of the 19th century. [6] The buildings were visited in February 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. They received a BAR score of 6. [7] The building is mentioned in the 2019 Conservation Area Appraisal for Dulverton. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . 36th List, District of West Somerset. 04/08/1986.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Monograph: Binding, H. + Bonham-Carter, V.. 1986. Old Dulverton and Around: Dulverton - Bury - Brushford - Exebridge. The Exmoor Press. p49.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. c.2003. Dulverton Conservation Area Appraisal. p15.
  • <5> Monograph: Dulverton and District Civic Society. 2002. The Book of Dulverton, Brushford, Bury and Exebridge. Halsgrove. p93, 149.
  • <6> Monograph: Siraut, M.. 2009. Exmoor: The Making of an English Upland. Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1st Edition. p97, Photograph.
  • <7> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <8> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2019. Dulverton Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 28, Figures 26, 77.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1648/15/76/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1648/15/76/2
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31408



Grid reference Centred SS 9146 2790 (20m by 25m) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS92NW

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Aug 10 2022 3:44PM


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