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Stone

Hob Uid: 35735
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Exford
Grid Ref : SS8654038790
Summary : A mid-late 18th century farmhouse constructed of rubble, ashlar and roughcast with a hipped slate roof. To the southeast of the house is parkland. Field investigations by RCHME field staff in 1997 identified a number of tree clumps set on low planting mounds.
More information : (SS 86543879) Stone (NAT). (1)

SS83NE EXFORD CP

13/1 Stone
(formerly listed as Stone
Farmhouse)

6.4.59

- II*

House. Mid-late C18, sash windows renewed C20. Roughcast over
rubble, ashlar faced central canted bay, ashlar quoins, string
course, hipped slate roof with modillion cornice, rendered stacks
flanking pyramid roof to central bay. Plan: 2-cell with axial hall,
service wing at rear. Two storeys and attic to central canted bay,
1:1:1 bays, lunettes in attic, Venetian windows flanking arched
head casement centre, windows blocked on first floor returns
of canted bay, ground floor sash windows flanking moulded
surround with key stone and imposts to fanlight and 8-panel double
doors. Date of 1678 on rear elevation reset from another building.
Interior only partially seen; stairs rebuilt C20, good carved C18
chimney piece right. Shown as country house on Day and Musters map of Somerset 1782, it belonged to Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, the last Warden of Exmoor Forest whose Crown Lease expired in 1814. (2)

At SS 8662 3873 in the grounds to the south-east of Stone are a number of tree clumps set on low planting mounds; no further investigation carried out. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:10000 1979
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) West Somerset District (Exford et al) Somerset, 2nd Jan 1986
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 16-SEP-1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Farmhouse, Tree Mound, Landscape Park
Evidence : Extant Building, Earthwork, Botanical Feature

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 83 NE 21
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