MSO12081 - Old Cottage, 10 High Street, Dunster (Building)


A 16th Century cottage, suggested to be one of Dunster's earliest buildings.

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Full Description

16th century. Breaks forward slightly from building line. Render, tarred and slated roof, eaves. Two storeys plus attics. Two windows, 3-light leaded iron casements to 1st floor. Square bays to ground floor, small-pained fixed light windows with glazing bars. Slate pent over bays and door. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264672. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] The building is included in Dunster's Conservation Area; the 2002 character appraisal notes it is one of Dunster's earliest cottages. [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 and labelled "10". [5] A photographic survey and brief details of the evolution of the property were prepared in support of a Listed Building Consent Application for the replacement of two casement windows on the elevation facing the street frontage. [6] House constructed during the 16th century with 17th and 18th century additions and alterations. It has two storeys and is rendered and has a tar and slate roof. [7,8] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [9] The building is mentioned in the 2018 Conservation Area Appraisal for Dunster. [10]

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <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> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <6> Report: Kitson, G.M.. 2021. 10 High Street, Dunster window replacement: Design and acces statement; heritage statement; photographic survey. Kitson Architecture.
  • <7> Report: Williams, E.H.D.. 1982. Dunster, High St.: Old Cottage. N/A.
  • <8> Collection: Unknown. Unknown. Volume: Old Cottage, Dunster.
  • <9> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 521836, Updated 19 May 2022.
  • <10> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 29, 93, Figure 24.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/40
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE119
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NBR Index Number: 41936
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 5521836
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34940



Grid reference Centred SS 9918 4370 (11m by 9m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2022 2:12PM


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