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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1057566



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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Monksilver

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 22-May-1969

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Dec-1984

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 264781

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


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 (VCH Somerset, Vol 5, forthcoming; VAG Report, unpublished SRO, September 1980).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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST0733337465


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