MSO10648 - Boeveys, linhay and stable adjoining Simonsbath House (Building)


An 18th or 19th Century linhay and stable associated with Simonsbath House. In the 1870s the top end of the building was used as a Reading Room.

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A linhay with a stable abutting to the north. This is 18th to 19th Century in date. It is made of flat bedded local slate, with corrugated iron sheeting to the linhay, and with a slate roofed stable. The linhay has 4 bays, circular stone piers abutting higher independently roofed stable block, square headed opening and inserted double doors. This forms part of a group with the east end of Simonsbath House Hotel to the west. [1] This is the oldest farm building that is still in use in the former Royal Forest (MEM22088) and is now (2013) in use as a tearoom. [2] The buildings were visited in March 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. They received a BAR score of 6. [3] In the early 1870s a reading room was situated at the top end of what is now Boevey's Restaurant. The same room is at present used as a store. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <2> Monograph: Siraut, M.. Royal Forest, Exmoor: A guide to the Royal Forest of Exmoor. Exmoor National Park Authority. 25.
  • <3> Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
  • <4> Monograph: Burton, R.A.. 1994. Simonsbath: The Inside Story of an Exmoor Village. Roger A. Burton. 54.

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Other Statuses/References

  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/11/15/1
  • 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/11/15/2
  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31134



Grid reference Centred SS 7716 3923 (7m by 25m)
Map sheet SS73NE

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Dec 7 2020 10:50AM


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