MSO12066 - Nos 14 and 16, Church Street, Dunster (Building)


A building with an 18th Century shopfront but which may have an earlier core. It is rendered with a slate roof.

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18th century front to possibly earlier building. Rendered, slate roof. Two storeys. Three windows, two sashes with glazing bars, 3-light casement. Pair of small-paned fixed-light shop windows to ground floor left-hand. Square-headed door opening with ribbed door in flat-arched frame. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264657. First Listed on 06/11/1975. [2] The 2002 Conservation Area Character Appraisal for Dunster states "Nos. 14 & 16 have an 18th century front to a probable earlier building. The shop front with narrow glazing bars may be original." [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 building is depicted on 2018 MasterMap data. The eastern end is labelled "14" and the western end "16". [5] 14 Church Street. A house constructed during the 16th century with 17th century alterations and refronted during the 18th century. The building is of two storeys and rendered with a slate roof. [6,7] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [8] The building is mentioned in the 2018 Conservation Area Appraisal for Dunster. The upstairs casement window at number 16 is stated to be 17th or 18th Century in date. [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. p22.
  • <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: #39152 ]
  • <6> Report: Gilson, R.G.. 1982. Dunster: 14 Church Street. N/A.
  • <7> Collection: Unknown. Unknown. Volume: 14 Church Street, Dunster.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 521850, Updated 19 May 2022.
  • <9> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 33-34, 93, Figure 30.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/25/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/25/2
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE123
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NBR Index Number: 41950
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 521850
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34925



Grid reference Centred SS 9911 4366 (18m by 19m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2022 2:20PM


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