MSO11590 - Medieval manor house at Blackford (Monument)
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Type and Period (1)
- None recorded
The mansion house of the manor of Blackford belonged to the Lovel family in the 13th Century but was burnt down in the late 19th Century. The site is now occupied by modern farm buildings.  Associated with the manorial complex are a dovecote (still intact MSO8017), fishponds (MSO8073) and a corn mill (MSO11588).  The manor house building is depicted on the Tithe Map for Selworthy located at SS 9240 4523. It is a T shaped building, with the long front elevation facing south, probably over a garden parcel. It is situated with land parcel 684.  The building is not shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it had burned down by this point. 
- <1> SSO1746 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. SS94NW. 11.
- <2> SEM8675 Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, 3 June 1984.
- <3>XY SEM7926 Map: 1841. Selworthy Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 684. [Mapped feature: #46547 ]
- <4> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9240 4524 (53m by 41m)|
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- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33996
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Dec 1 2020 3:25PM
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