MSO12043 - Tamarisk, 2 The Ball, Dunster (Building)


A two storey late 18th or early 19th Century building. It has colourwashed render with a half-hipped plain tile roof with a brick chimney stack.

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Late 18th century or early 19th century. Colourwashed render. Half-hipped plain tile roof, brick chimney stack. Two storeys. Five windows, 2-light wooden casements to first floor, 3-light wooden casements to ground floor, glazing bars. Central panelled door, later tiled hood on brackets. Included for group value. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264633. First Listed on 04/08/1983. [2] The building is situated within Dunster's Conservation Area. [3] 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. [4] The building is shown on 2018 MasterMap data and is labelled "2". [5] The building is mentioned in the 2018 Conservation Area Appraisal for Dunster. The report says that the house has a single storey former smithy built of local sandstone rubble to the rear. [6] The smithy is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. Both the smithy and the house are similarly shown on these mapping editions to its present arrangement shown on the 2022 MasterMap data, with some small additions. [7,8,9]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Index: 4/8/1983. Twenty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
  • <3> Report: Fisher, J.. 2002. Dunster Conservation Area Character Appraisal. Exmoor National Park Authority.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <6> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 11, 24, 94, Figure 6.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <9> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/2
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34901



Grid reference Centred SS 9913 4387 (29m by 17m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2022 2:31PM


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