MEM15330 - Brendon Hill Yard (Monument)
Please read the Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record caveat document.
Type and Period (5)
- BUILDERS MERCHANTS (AD 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Unclassified))
- RAILWAY SIDING (AD 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Unclassified))
- RAILWAY WAREHOUSE (AD 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Unclassified))
- GOODS SHED (AD 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Unclassified))
- STABLE (AD 19th Century - 1800 AD to 1899 AD (Unclassified))
Brendon Hill Village was first supllied by the Watchet Trading Company, which established a warehouse by the railway yard in 1857. Supplies including 'coal, steel, salt, lime, North Wales slate, bricks, draining pipes etc' were sold from a building fronting onto Bampton Road which also provided stabling for 20 horses. A general store was established before 1861.  A trading post was first proposed in 1841 by the company secretary, CE Rowcliffe, to serve the country as far to the south-west as Bampton as cheaply as possible. With the exception of the limekilns and fragments of the stores, the buildings do not survive. 
- <1> SMO5787 Monograph: Sellick, R.. 1970. The West Somerset Mineral Railway and the Story of the Brendon Hills Iron Mines. David and Charles Limited. Second. P.58.
- <2> SEM6840 Report: Jones, M.H.. 1993. West Somerset Mineral Railway Research Design Summary Report. P.16.
- <3> SEM7005 Report: Jones, M.H.. 1995. Report on Proposed Low-Key Visitor Access to Industrial Sites on the Brendon Hills. P.10.
- <4> SEM7038 Unpublished document: Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society. 1990. Somerset Industrial Archaeological Society Visit to the Brendon Hills. P.5-6.
|Grid reference||Centred ST 0207 3416 (218m by 163m)|
|Civil Parish||BROMPTON REGIS, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Related Monuments/Buildings (4)
Related Events/Activities (0)
External Links (0)
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
Record last edited
Mar 20 2014 3:25PM
Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.