MSO11270 - Lower Thorne Farm, Exford (Building)


The farmstead is shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Deserted farm site. Shown on 1840 tithe map south of Higher Thorn but has now disappeared. [1,2] Despite Aston's assertion the site still exists and is marked on all subsequent maps. [3] The farmhouse is described as long and low, possibly including ancient elements and possibly of listable quality. It was refenestrated in the 20th Century. Schofield notes a few little rubble buildings scattered in an informal group beside the house. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Map: 1840. Exford Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Article in serial: Aston, M. 1983. Deserted Farms on Exmoor and the Lay subsidy of 1327 in West Somerset. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 127. 93.
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. C Webster, Somerset County Council, 31 January 2002.
  • <4> Report: Schofield, J.. 1997. Exmoor Farmsteads: An evaluation of old steadings within Exmoor National Park. Farm reference 259.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974441, Extant 23 August 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 8433 3827 (134m by 143m)
Map sheet SS83NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6754
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 83 NW29
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974441
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33611

Record last edited

Aug 23 2021 4:11PM


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