MSO12136 - Nos 27 and 29, West Street, Dunster (Building)


17th Century buildings, of rendered rubble with a thatched roof and featuring a tall round central front stack on an exposed chimney breast, with a brick end stack.

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17th century. Rendering on rubble, thatched roof, end gables, tall round central front stack on exposed chimney breast, brick end stack. Two storeys. Three windows, one 3-light, opne 2-light leaded iron casement in wood frame, spring quadrant. Square-headed door opening with plain door in heavy chamfered oak frame. Picturesque feature in the street scene. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264731. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] The 2002 Conservation Area Character Appraisal for Dunster states "Nos 27-29 make up a 17th Century house typical of the local vernacular style with rendered and colour-washed stone- rubble, a front stack with tall rounded shaft, leaded iron casement windows in timber frames, and a timber plank door in a heavy chamfered oak frame. The listing details refer to this house as a “picturesque feature in the street scene.” [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 buildings are depicted on 2018 MasterMap data. The northeastern structure is labelled "27". [5] 27 West Street. House constructed during the 17th century. It is a two storey house built of rubble and render with a thatch roof and brick chimney stack. [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. p22.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.
  • <6> Report: Williams, E.H.D.. 1983. Dunster. 27 West Street. N/A.
  • <7> Collection: Unknown. Unknown. Volume: 27 West Street, Dunster.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 521841, Updated 19 May 2022.
  • <9> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 37, 94, Figures 35, 68.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/98/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/98/2
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO9452
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE122
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NBR Index Number: 41941
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 521841
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35003



Grid reference Centred SS 9893 4341 (19m by 23m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Sep 5 2022 2:35PM


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