MSO7439 - Beer Barn, Luccombe (Monument)


Two barns are shown on historic mapping here. It may be the site of a former farmstead.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Site of barn. [1] Two rectangular buildings are shown on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps at SS 9154 4511 and SS 9154 4510. The northernmost is divided in two. The site is labelled "Beer Barn". [2,3] No further information. [4] Two barns shown in this position on Luccombe Tithe map with a further associated barn or building shown at SS 91581 45273, suggesting that this was formerly a farmstead. [5] The site of Beer Barn is marked by a short length of remaining wall on the Blackford to Luccombe Road. There was a barn and a linhay there, with a courtyard between the two. It is low lying and a previous tenant of Luccombe Farm remembers that the yard often flooded in very wet weather. The buildings were removed in the 1970s. In the 1809-12 Holnicote Estate Survey, Barton of East Luccombe, Beer is given as 'Barn Stable Court and Garden'. The garden was in the field immediately to the west. Presumably in the 18th Century or earlier there was a farmhouse. At the moment an incinerator for farmer's dead stock is on the site. [6,7] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [8]

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. M Aston, Somerset County Council, 14 November 1977.
  • <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. 1904, Somerset 34(7).
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 1 February 1984.
  • <5>XY Map: Collard Cox, W.. 1841. Luccombe Tithe Map and Apportionment. [Mapped features: #39479 ; #39599 ]
  • <6> Report: Richardson, I.. 2001. Holnicote Estate Archaeological Survey: Part 2.
  • <7> Report: Richardson, I.. 2001. Holnicote Estate Archaeological Survey: Part 1.
  • <8> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1119228, Extant 11 May 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11351
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 NW45
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1119228
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33707



Grid reference Centred SS 9156 4519 (62m by 190m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SS94NW

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Record last edited

May 11 2022 5:05PM


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