MSO12046 - Nos 5 to 10, The Ball, Dunster (Building)


A row of houses, dating from the late 18th Century to mid 19th Century.

Please read the Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record .

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Full Description

Row of early 19th century cottages with later alterations. Ramdom rubble red sandstone. Nos 7 and 10 rendered. Slate roofs, brick chimney stacks. Two storeys. Wooden casement windows with glazing bars. Pents over ground floor windows. No 8 has sliding sash windows. Door hoods on wooden brackets. Included for group value. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264636. First Listed on 04/08/1983. [2] The buildings are included in Dunster's Conservation Area. The 2002 Character Appraisal states "Nos. 4-10 The Ball, quite small in scale, are a continuous row and range from late 18th century stucco to mid 19th century dressed and coursed red sandstone (no.3). There is a mix of sash, sliding sash and casement windows, and plain or panelled doors, most with tiled or slated hoods, some gabled, on timber brackets." [3] The buildings were visited in April 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. They received a BAR score of 6 [4] Number 8, The Ball was subject to a Heritage Statement as part of a planning application in 2018 looking to make minor internal and external alterations to the property. It suggested the house was constructed in the early 19th Century as part of a group of five terrace cottages, dated as per the listing description. [5] The buildings are shown on 2018 MasterMap data. The eastern end is labelled "10". [6] The building is mentioned in the 2018 Conservation Area Appraisal for Dunster. [7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <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. p21.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <5> Report: Anon.. 2018. Heritage Statement: Various minor internal and external alterations, erection of shed and green house at 8 The Ball, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset. Architectural Studio.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39111 ]
  • <7> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 23, 93.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/5/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/5/2
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/5/3
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/5/4
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/5/5
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/5/6
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34904



Grid reference Centred SS 9917 4388 (42m by 12m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Sep 5 2022 2:17PM


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