MSO9478 - 20th Century kennel block north of Dunster Castle (Building)


A possibly early 20th Century kennel block northeast of the stables at Dunster Castle. It comprises a rectangular building, 40 metres by 25 metres, with four stalls and four enclosed runs.

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A kennel block lies 500 metres northeast of the stables at Dunster Castle. It is a rectangular building, 40 by 25 metres, with four stalls and four enclosed runs. The runs are made of wrought iron work. The kennels would have housed hounds or other hunting dogs and probably date from the 19th Century [1]. Not shown on the circa 1904 25 inch 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey map. [2] Probably late 19th Century. A small single storey structure divided into four compartments with wrought iron railed compounds in front. Weather vane on ridge surmounted by a hare. A good and unaltered example of an unusual type of building. [3] The building is within Dunster's Conservation Area and was associated with Castle Home Farmhouse. [4] The building was visited in April 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 5A. [5] The kennels are depicted on 2018 MasterMap data but are not labelled. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. c.1904.
  • <3> Index: 4/8/1983. Twenty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2002. Dunster Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p21.
  • <5> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap.



Grid reference Centred SS 9915 4360 (9m by 8m)
Map sheet SS94SE

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 26/4/12
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10034
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12054
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE102
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Trust HER Record
  • Pastscape / NRHE HOB UID: 1145491
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 13471
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34912

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Mar 29 2021 11:13AM


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