MSO12109 - Rose Cottage, 15 Park Street, Dunster (Building)


A two storey building dating from the 17th Century. It has colourwashed render and a thatched roof, with stone end stacks. A later extension to the rear has a double Roman tiled roof.

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17th century. Colourwashed, render and rubble thatched roof with eyebrow dormer, stone end stacks. Two storeys. One 2-light metal casement window with leaded lights to first floor, one 3-light and one 2-light windows to ground floor. Porch under thatched 'catslide' from main roof, plain door, side seats to porch. Later extension to rear with double Roman tiled roof. Forms part of a picturesque group of thatched cottages leading down to the River Avill and Gallox Bridge. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264704. 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 depicted and labelled "15" on 2018 MasterMap data. [5] House constructed during the 17th century. It has two storeys and is built of rubble, rendered with a thatch roof and stone chimney stacks. [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. [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. p23.
  • <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: #39186 ]
  • <6> Report: Williams, E.H.D.. 1981. Dunster: Park Street: Rose Cottage. N/A.
  • <7> Collection: Unknown. Unknown. Volume: Rose Cottage, Dunster.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 538812, Updated 19 May 2022.
  • <9> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 46, 94, Figure 45.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/72
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34972



Grid reference Centred SS 9897 4326 (11m by 12m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2022 2:31PM


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