MEM15231 - Decoy Linhay (Building)
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Linhay, reputed to have formerly been the Decoyman's house which fell into disuse by 1820 and was considered more useful as a Linhay. The structure remained in agricultural use when surveyed in 1995.  A Porlock Manor survey apportionment of about 1820 refers to a decoy house "injured by seawater and in a dilapidated state" which "should be kept up as a Linhay".  This survey () was not accessible so it is not clear where the Decoy House was situated but it may have been on or near the Linhay site.  This structure appears to be present on the 1841 Porlock Tithe map. 04
- <1> SEM6715 Report: McDonnell, R.. 1995. Porlock Bay and Marsh: A Rapid Preliminary Assessment of the Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Resource. P. 26.
- <2> SEM7149 Unpublished document: 1820. A Survey of the Leasehold and Copyhold Parts of the Manor of Porlock Corrected to the 24th June 1820.
- <3> SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.
- <4> SEM7162 Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8783 4740 (17m by 14m)|
|Civil Parish||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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