MSO12278 - Manor house site at Bickham (Monument)

Summary

This is presumably the site of the medieval manor house of Bickham and its chapel. It is not clear whether the current building incorporates any fabric from the manor house.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Biccombe was one of the manors which were anciently held of the castle of Dunster. Of the medieval manor house at Bickham nothing is now visible from the outside and nothing of interest within. The chapel wing disappeared within living memory. [1] Part of the medieval manor and chapel may be incorporated into the 17th Century L-plan house. [2] Bickham Manor is depicted and labelled on 2018 MasterMap data at SS 9502 4178. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unassigned: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1965. record card SS 94 SE. 22.
  • <2> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest .
  • <3>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #40400 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 9502 4178 (point)
Map sheet SS94SE
Civil Parish TIMBERSCOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35347

Record last edited

Jan 21 2020 11:07AM

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