MSO9486 - Early 19th Century stone archway and adjoining lime storage building in Priory Green (Building)
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A single storey building in Priory Green, Dunster (SS 9899 4369). The building is of local red sandstone with ashlar quoins and a plain tile roof. The northern elevation has two window openings and a central arched opening with brick voussoirs. It is joined to a stone wall and arch on its western side and has a modern garage door inserted into its west side.  The building is probably early 19th century; the wooden window frames are re-used 17th century oak mullion frames . The building was used for storing lime, from the kilns at nearby Alcombe, for use on the land and for building . Early 19th Century. Stone built archway spanning Priory Green. About 12 feet high. Segmental arch, rubble stone voussoirs, reounded reveals with rebates and iron hinges for gates (missing). Small single storey structure attached to south. Rubble stonework, plain tiles, central segmental coach arch, brick voussoirs, key, double plank door. Two reused 17th century oak moulded frame mullion windows, wooden lintel. Garage opening to west gable end.  English Heritage Listed Building Number: 264711. First Listed on 04/08/1983.  The arch is metioned in the 2002 Conservation Area Character Appraisal for Dunster.  The buildings were visited in April 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. They received a BAR score of 5A.  The building is depicted on the Tithe Map for Dunster and labelled 61a. The accompanying Apportionment describes it as a "Lime house", owned and occupied by John Fownes Luttrell Esquire.  The building is shown on 2018 MasterMap data, but the arch is not. 
- <1> SMO7322 Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
- <2> SMO5109 Index: Department of the Environment. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest . DOE (HHR) District of West Somerset, Dunster parish 1983.
- <3> SEM7516 Monograph: Binding, H.. Discovering Dunster. The Exmoor Press. p86.
- <4> SSO691 Index: 4/8/1983. Twenty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. District of West Somerset (Somerset).
- <5> SSO2013 Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
- <6> SEM7910 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2002. Dunster Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p20.
- <7> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
- <8> SEM8089 Map: 1842. Dunster Tithe Map and Apportionment. 6 chains = 1 inch. Land parcel 61a.
- <9>XY SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #39106 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9899 4370 (14m by 14m)|
|Civil Parish||DUNSTER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1156418 (Original Monarch entry: 1156418)
- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 26/4/79/1
- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (5A): 26/4/79/2
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12116
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 94 SE112
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- Pastscape / NRHE HOB UID: 1156418
- Somerset SMR PRN: 34979
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Apr 14 2021 10:29AM
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