MSO12138 - The Pound, West Street, Dunster (Building)

Summary

Former livestock pound, probably 18th Century and constructed from stone.

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Full Description

Probably 18th century. Stone and rectangular on plan. Angles towards road are rounded. Entrance at right end of front wall. Modern wrought-iron gate (not included). Slit opening in end wall. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264733. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] The 2002 Conservation Area Character Appraisal for Dunster states that "At the western edge of the village is the former livestock pound, probably dating from the 18th Century, stone built and of rectangular plan with rounded angles toward the road. There is a slit opening in the end wall." [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 4A. [4] The building is depicted but not labelled on 2018 MasterMap data. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2002. Dunster Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p22.
  • <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: #39170 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9884 4336 (6m by 4m)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (4A): 26/4/100
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35005

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Aug 3 2020 1:10PM

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