MSO12050 - Nos 2 and 4, Castle Hill, Dunster (Building)


A 17th Century stone building with creamwashed render and a slate roof.

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17th century, creamwashed render, slate roof, eaves, central brick stack. Two storeys. Three windows, 2, 3 and 4-light leaded casements with moulded wood mullions. Stop-moulded oak doorframe with depressed head, ribbed door, later gabled hood. Two window return elevation to Church Street with similar windows. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264640. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] The building is situated within Dunster's Conservation Area. The 2002 Character Appraisal states "Nos. 2 & 4 are typical 17th century examples with cream-washed render and a slate roof. The windows are leaded light casements with moulded timber mullions. There is a stop-moulded door frame with ribbed door and a 19th century gabled hood." [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] The buildings are shown on 2018 MasterMap data and labelled "2" and "4". [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2002. Dunster Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p21.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <5>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39140 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9915 4366 (19m by 15m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/8/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/8/2
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34908

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Jan 21 2020 4:13PM


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