MSO12143 - Exmoor House Hotel, West Street, Dunster (Building)


A building with an 18th Century or early 19th Century frontage. It is stuccoed with a slate roof.

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Good early 19th century frontage. Stucco, slate roof with wide bracketedeaves, rustricated quoins. Two storeys. Three windows, sashes with glazing bars, cambered head openings, moulded shouldered architraves with keys, cills on brackets. Later wooden casement in similar but wider opening to ground floor left-hand in flat-headed opening with stepped voussoirs. Central semi- circular headed door openings, panelled door. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264738. First Listed on 22/05/1969. [2] The 2002 Conservation Area Character Appraisal for Dunster states that "also early 19th century, Exmoor House Hotel (no. 12), has a much stronger period frontage with ornate stucco detail, including rusticated quoins, moulded architraves, cills on brackets, stepped voussoirs and wide bracketed eaves. There is a semicircular arched doorway with panelled door." [3] Pevsner mentions the "Exmoor Guest House, with segment-headed windows" as a "nice" 18th Century house. [4] 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. [5] The building is depicted but not labelled on 2018 MasterMap data. [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. p22.
  • <4> Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1958. The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. Penguin Books. p158.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39178 ]
  • <7> Report: Pratt, N. and Thurlow, T.. 2018. Dunster Conservation Area: appraisal document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 40, 92, Figure 38.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/105
  • Local List Status (Rejected)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35010



Grid reference Centred SS 9898 4353 (21m by 20m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Sep 5 2022 2:09PM


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