MEM22189 - The Castle Hotel, High Street, Porlock (Building)


An inn built in 1890, of granite with ashlared stone dressings. Its first floor is tile hung with timbered gables.

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A lavish 1891 replacement of an earlier inn, with an early Arts & Crafts influence of ornate timber detail and original small-pane casement windows. [1] The old Castle Inn was sold in 1887 for £900, and rebuilt as the Castle Hotel in 1890. [2] The Castle Hotel was photographed in c.1900-1910. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2002. Porlock: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p9, 10, 14, 19, 27.
  • <2> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p79.
  • <3> Report: Pratt, N.. 2013. Porlock Conservation Area: Appraisal Document. 33, 34, 77.
  • <4> Monograph: Binding, H., Pearce, B. and Pugsley, S.. 2001. Exmoor Century: A century of change through fascinating historic and contemporary photographs of Exmoor. Exmoor Books. 123.



Grid reference Centred SS 8854 4670 (31m by 32m)
Map sheet SS84NE

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  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial

Record last edited

Nov 14 2018 1:42PM


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