MEM15231 - Decoy Linhay (Building)


Linhay, reputed to have formerly been the Decoyman's house. Fell into disuse by 1820 and converted into a linhay.

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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. [1] 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". [2] This survey ([2]) 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. [3] This structure appears to be present on the 1841 Porlock Tithe map. []04

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1995. Porlock Bay and Marsh: A Rapid Preliminary Assessment of the Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Resource. P. 26.
  • <2> Unpublished document: 1820. A Survey of the Leasehold and Copyhold Parts of the Manor of Porlock Corrected to the 24th June 1820.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <4> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Local List Status (Candidate)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park



Grid reference Centred SS 8783 4740 (17m by 14m)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:07PM


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