MSO11590 - Medieval manor house at Blackford (Monument)


A mansion house is recorded at Blackford belonging to the Lovel Family in the 13th Century. It burned down in the late 19th Century.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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. [1] Associated with the manorial complex are a dovecote (still intact MSO8017), fishponds (MSO8073) and a corn mill (MSO11588). [2] 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. [3] The building is not shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map, suggesting it had burned down by this point. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. SS94NW. 11.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, 3 June 1984.
  • <3>XY Map: 1841. Selworthy Tithe Map and Apportionment. Land parcel 684. [Mapped feature: #46547 ]
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33996



Grid reference Centred SS 9240 4524 (53m by 41m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Record last edited

Oct 11 2021 12:39PM


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