MSO12168 - Whitebloom Linhay, Oare (Building)


The building dates to the mid to late 19th Century and was constructed of local stone. It had an open front with one circular stone pillar supporting the roof. It appears to have been a point of interest on the terraced walk down to Glenthorne.

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The site is clear on the Oare Tithe Map. [1] Whitebloom Linhay is depicted and labelled on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. It has an Ordnance Survey bench mark marked on its northwestern elevation. [2,3] The linhay is also shown on the 1975 1:10,000 map. [4] The linhay still appears on modern MasterMap data, although it is no longer depicted as roofed. [5] Both Coscombe Linhay (MEM22834) and Whitebloom Linhay are sited on the edge of combes in locations not ideally suited for a purely utilitarian agricultural function. Together with three other named linhays in the area, all five were probably part of the Glenthorne designed landscape (MEM24547) and formed focal points on walks or drives around it. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: 1842. Oare Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1975. 1:10,000 SS84NW.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2016. MasterMap.
  • <6> Report: Riley, H.. 2021. Archaeological survey at Glenthorne, Countisbury, Devon and Oare, Somerset, Exmoor National Park: The Combe SS 79947 49497 - The Towers SS 79425 49776. Hazel Riley. p6.



Grid reference Centred SS 8008 4927 (8m by 8m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS84NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35141

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Mar 29 2022 2:41PM


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