MSO6265 - Fair Garden Farmhouse (Building)


A late 15th Century longhouse with 16th Century additions, partly rebuilt during the late 17th or 18th Century and restored in the late 20th. It may contain three pairs of jointed cruck trusses with smoke-blackening.

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[SS 9328 4217] Fairgarden Farm [NAT] [1] Longhouse, Grade II*, Fair Garden Farmhouse. Late 15th century, ceiled 16th century, kitchen wing added circa 1600, inner room rebuilt late 17th century-early 18th century, restored late 20th century. Roughcast over random rubble and cob, rubble exposed at lower end. Slate roof, lower end with steeper pitch. VAG Report comments: "the best example yet found of a longhouse in Somerset" (For full description see DEM3361). [2] Long house. Stone, Render, roughcast and pebbledash walls. Cruck, Gabled roof. [3] The building was visited in June 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . OS 1:10000 1974.
  • <2> Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . HHR: West Somerset District (Carhampton et al) Somerset (5 June 1985) 64.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records. PRN 31104.
  • <4> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.



Grid reference Centred SS 9326 4213 (24m by 14m)
Map sheet SS94SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 444/6/117
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10625
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO6271
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SW27
  • NBR Index Number: 45624
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 37023
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 524743
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31104

Record last edited

May 27 2021 3:33PM


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