MSO12057 - Post-medieval linhay at Castle Home Farm, Dunster (Building)


A red sandstone linhay that probably dates to the early 19th Century. It was associated with Castle Home Farmhouse.

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Probably early 19th century. Random rubble red sandstone, pantile roof. Two storeys. Six bays divided by circular full-height stone piers, loft floor, ground floor openings blocked with later wooden casement windows and doors. Although altered, forms part of interesting group of traditional agricultural buildings. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264647. First Listed on 04/08/1983. [2] The building is within Dunster's Conservation Area. [3] The building was visited in April 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 depicted on 2018 MasterMap data as a long, subdivided structure, which is not labelled. [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 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2002.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: #39147 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9910 4359 (23m by 9m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/16
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34915

Record last edited

Jan 21 2020 4:04PM


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