MSO11592 - Post-medieval pig sty or horse engine house at Brandish Street Farm (Building)


A circular thatched building was originally thought to be a post-medieval pig sty; however, the listed building description describes the structure as a horse engine house serving the attached barn.

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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

Circular pig sty noted here. [1] Horse engine house, now store house. Late C18-early C19. Red sandstone random rubble, thatched round house. Plan: double threshing barn with porches on south-west side flanking coeval horse engine house. Circular horse engine house without main beam for engine, 2 rectangular unglazed openings and square headed entrance on north front. [2] The building was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [3] The feature is marked on 2020 MasterMap data and labelled "Silo". [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Mick Aston, 6 February 1977.
  • <2> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <3> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <4>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #41121 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9069 4670 (8m by 8m)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/25/93/2
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO8074
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW51
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1119195
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33998

Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 10:49AM


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