MSO12146 - Homeleigh, West Street, Dunster (Building)


A two storey building with an early 19th Century frontage, with colourwashed render and a slate roof.

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Early 19th century frontage. Colourwashed render, slate roof, eaves. Two storeys. Three windows, 3-light leaded iron casements in wood frames. Recessed door to right-hand side. [1] English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264741. 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 work was commissioned by Tim Taylor as part of the Dig Dunster Time Team project. It was noted that the building has an early 19th Century frontage but there are fragments of two cruck trusses under a relatively modern roof; these were aligned east to west, perpendicular to West Street, and were heavily smoke blackened, suggesting the building had origins as an open hall structure. It was suggested that the building was constructed in AD 1377 or soon after. No early timbers below wallplate level were noted to survive. [5] The building is depicted but not labelled on 2018 MasterMap data. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2002.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> Report: Moir, A.. 2016. Dendrochronological analysis of oak timbers from more buildings in Dunster, Somerset, England. 1, 7-9, 15, 17-20.
  • <6>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39181 ]



Grid reference Centred SS 9897 4349 (14m by 11m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 26/4/108
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35013

Record last edited

Mar 25 2021 4:57PM


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