Site Event/Activity record EEM14169 - 2007: HBA - Dovery Manor Museum



South West Archaeology


August 2007


A report was commissioned to inform the potential insertion of a doorway between the upper museum and upper snooker rooms within Dovery Manor Museum. A brief site visit was undertaken and drawings of the wall produced based on architect drawings supplied by the museum. The extant building was thought to be built in at least six phases, possibly confused by major restoration work undertaken in the late 19th Century. The first phase was thought to date the late 16th Century or earlier, with a single storey open hall building (the Billiard Hall) with a central doorway in the north wall, possibly opening into a cross passage. A stair and chimney stack was later added and a two storey extension built to the north, with further extensions built later. The chimney was removed during the major 19th Century restoration. The report concluded that the doorway would break through a wall dating to the 16th Century or earlier; a door had been thought to exist previously in this location but only a blocked window was seen. It was therefore thought that this formed a wall separating two dwellings. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Report: Humphreys, C.. 2007. The Doverhay Museum, Porlock, Somerset: A Brief Report Considering the Date of the Wall Between the Museum and the Billiard Hall through which it is Proposed to Force an Opening.



Location Dovery Manor, Doverhay, Porlock
Grid reference SS 8880 4675 (point)
Map sheet SS84NE

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Dovery Court, Doverhay, Porlock (Building)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Jun 3 2014 11:17AM