MEM22187 - Post Office, High Street, Porlock (Building)


A post office, featuring a c.1930 enamel fronted letter box on its front elevation. The building may originally date to the 17th Century.

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Protected Status

Full Description

A Post Office with a c.1930 enamel fronted letter box (a rare survival), classified in the Local Plan as an important feature or building to be protected. [1] The Post Office is part of a good 17th to 19th Century group with largely original frontages. It is possibly of 17th Century date. A George VI wall box with enamel insert is set into the wall of the Post Office. [2] The building is marked "PO" on the 2022 MasterMap data. [3]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Unpublished document: Dove, C.. 2022. Exmoor LHL Panel Meeting 28 November 2022. Exmoor National Park Authority.
  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2002. Porlock: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p8, 19.
  • <2> Report: Pratt, N.. 2013. Porlock Conservation Area: Appraisal Document. Exmoor National Park Authority. 35, 77, Figure 77.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Listed)



Grid reference Centred SS 2885 1467 (17m by 19m)
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Dec 13 2023 11:25AM


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