MSO12118 - 19th Century stone wall on north side of Priory Green (Building)


A stone wall that includes an 18th Century moulded framed doorway. It may form a remnant of the Priory Farm buildings.

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Probably early 19th century. Red sandstone rubble wall approximately 10 feet high. Wall steps down from stone archway to left and returns to Dovecote. Kitchen garden wall runs north from archway and steps up to about 13 feet high. Doorway to Priory Green with 18th century moulded frame and ribbed door. Door opening adjoing Dovecote (blocked). Included for group value. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264713. First Listed on 04/08/1983. [2] The wall is mentioned in the 2002 Conservation Area Character Appraisal. [3] The wall 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 stone wall bounds the area in which the Priory Farm buildings were sited and it is possible that this is a remnant of the southern and western walls of the farmyard. [5-6] The wall 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. p20.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <5> Map: Unknown. 1790. Map of Dunster. 5 chains: 1 inch.
  • <6> Map: 1842. Dunster Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch.
  • <7> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 51, 61, 92, Figure 52.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 26/4/81
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34981



Grid reference Centred SS 9900 4372 (34m by 35m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2022 2:05PM


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