MSO12093 - Castle Hotel, 5 High Street, Dunster (Building)


A late 18th Century building, now a hotel.

Please read the Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record .

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Late 18th century rough-cast, slate roof, eaves, four hipped casement dormers. Two storeys plus attics. Seven windows, sashes with glazing bars, cambered head openings. Central recessed panelled door, wooden open pediment on brackets and pilasters. Plinth, 1st floor band, end pilasters. Contiguous two storey wing to right-hand with slightly higher roof level, one dormer. Wide cambered-headed archway, square 3-light oriel window with 19th century sashes to first floor right-hand. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264684. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] The building is situated 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 shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map and labelled "The Hall". [5] 2018 MasterMap data depicts the building, which is labelled "5". [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> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39129 ]
  • <7> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 30, 93, Figure 26.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/52
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34952



Grid reference Centred SS 9915 4370 (25m by 20m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2022 2:14PM


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