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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: 1058031



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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Exmoor

National Park: EXMOOR

Grade: II

Date first listed: 06-Apr-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Jan-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 265427

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SS73NE EXMOOR CP SIMONSBATH Simonsbath House Hotel (formerly listed as Simonsbath 11/14 Lodge) 6.4.59

GV II House, now hotel. Mid C17, extensively altered C19 and C20. Built for John Boevey. Roughcast over rubble, butumen covered slate roofs, pyramid roof to porch with soffit board, roughcast stacks between fist and second bays right, between second and third at gable end of original dwelling, to right of porch and set below rebuilt gable end right. Plan: internally much altered, 3 or 4-cell and cross passage with full height porch extended to U-plan. Two storeys, 2:3:1:2 bays, mainly C20 casements, tripartite sash windows second bay left, third bay canted bay window with 24-pane sash window, right of porch 12-pane sash window first floor, 3-light casement below, tall porch with C19 canted oriel window, moulded C17 door, partly renewed, reached by flight of 4 slate steps, C20 inner door. Gabled 2-storey, 2-bay wing right, 3-storey agricultural wing adjoining left. Interior: fireplace with chamfered lintel and enriched stops to right of cross passage dated 1654, imported C17 panelling and overmantel in hall from Wier Gifford, Bideford, North Devon with painted coats of arms, coved ceiling to porch room. This was built by the Warden of Exmoor Forest, John Boevey, and was until the early C19 the only house in the Royal Forest. Circa 1819 it became the home of the Knight family and was subsequently much altered by the Fortescues in the early C20.

Listing NGR: SS7722539232

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National Grid Reference: SS 77225 39232


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