HALF MOON COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1057566
Date first listed:
22-May-1969
Date of most recent amendment:
21-Dec-1984
Statutory Address:
HALF MOON COTTAGE, FRONT STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
HALF MOON COTTAGE, FRONT STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
West Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Monksilver
National Grid Reference:
ST0733337465

Details

ST03NE MONKSILVER CP FRONT STREET (East side)

5/24 Half Moon Cottage (formerly listed as Birds Hill Cottage) 22.5.69

GV II

Cottage, formerly an inn. Late medieval in origin, altered late C16 and C17. Rendered over rubble facade, colourwashed random rubble left return with raking buttresses, large brick stack above entry and left gable end. Plan: open hall house ceiled to 3 cell with lobby entry, single cell addition centre rear. 2 storeys, projecting bay left lit only by small moulded opening, first floor steeply chamfered wooden 2-light casement left, others 2-and 3-light leaded casements, groundfloor 2- and 4- light casements left of entrance, 4-light to right, good imported C17 door, gabled thatched rustic porch. Interior not viewed, said to contain at North end fireplace with scroll stops to lintel, blocked stairway to left with oven behind and large circular chamber to right of fireplace with corbelled stone roof, presumably a corn drying or bacon curing chamber. Chamfered beams with enriched stops and 4 pair of jointed crucks. This building was recorded as the Ram Inn in 1675 and by 1785 was known as the Half Moon Inn, but ceased to be an inn circa 1860 when the Notley Arms (qv) was built. (VCH Somerset, Vol 5, forthcoming; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, September 1980).

Listing NGR: ST0733337465

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
264781
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Dunning, R W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1985)
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in September, (1980)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 11 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/15638/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Perry. Source Historic England Archive
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