MSO8880 - Post-medieval dyeworks southwest of Bury (Monument)


The site of a dyehouse, implied by "Dyehouse" names on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch map of 1962. A leat is shown on the 25 inch map of 1904.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Dyehouse cottage" "Dyehouse wood" and "Dyehouse cross" marked on the Ordnance Survey Archaeological Division 6 inch map. [1] A leat is shown on the Ordnance Survey 25 inch map map running from SS94102677 alongside Dyehouse lane to Dyehouse Cross at SS 9360 2650. The building was known as Dyehouse Cottage on the 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [2,3] Probable that the Dyehouse stood along it [the leat?]. [4] Dye House, at SS 9425 2688, is shown on the Tithe Map for Brompton Regis within land parcel 1698. The accompanying Apportionment describes this as "Dye House and Garden", although it is not clear whether this is the building's name or its function. It was owned by Earl Carnarvon and occupied by William Smith. There are various other fields surrounding the building incorporating the name "Dye House", including "Western Dye House" (1704, SS 9436 2681), "Lower Dye House" (1699, SS 9435 2692) and "Higher Dye House" (1701, SS 9445 2687). Further investigation is needed. [6,7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962. 6" SS92NW.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1904, 67(8).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, Somerset County Council, 8 March 1984.
  • <5> Report: Adkins, L. + Adkins, R.A.. 1993. Wimbleball Pumped Storage, Haddeo Route: Archaeological Assessment. 4.4.
  • <6>XY Map: 1841. Kings Brompton Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch. [Mapped feature: #39408 ]
  • <7> Verbal communication: Various. 1999-. Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Team staff comments. Catherine Dove, 23 July 2018.



Grid reference Centred SS 941 268 (243m by 199m)
Map sheet SS92NW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11100
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 92 NW21
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1114373
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33397

Record last edited

Jan 27 2020 11:32AM


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