MSO8869 - Brendon Hill Cottage (Monument)


A ruined cottage, part of a wider group of buildings which appear to have been demolished.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Aerial photograph shows remains of roofless building. [1,2] Shown as a roofed structure called"Brendon Hill Cottage" on Ordnance Survey Archaeological Division 6 inch map. [3] Nothing shown on Ordnance Survey 1: 10,000 map. [5] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows a group of building at this location, one of which appears to be Brendon Hill Cottage and one which appears to be ruinous on modern Ordnance Survey mapping (to the northwest). By the time of the 2nd Edition map, only Brendon Hill Cottage and the currently ruinous outbuilding remained. [6-8] Shown on Brompton Regis Tithe Map as number 6: Brendon Hill Cottage and Patch, and 7: Brendon Hill, Plantation, both owned by Earl of Carnarvon and occupied by John Roals[9].

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. Somerset County Council SMR, 29 September 1986.
  • <2> Survey: Western Archaeological Trust. 1980s. Exmoor Aerial Photograph Survey. 0134.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" ST03SW.
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Meridian Air Maps. 1981. Infrared False Colour Aerial Photography. 4849.
  • <5> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1977. 1:10,000 ST03SW.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap.
  • <9> Map: 1841. Kings Brompton Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch. numbers 6,7.



Grid reference Centred ST 0100 3362 (43m by 43m)
Map sheet ST03SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11128
  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 SW29
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 975396
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33426

Record last edited

Jan 4 2018 12:04PM


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