MEM22192 - Lorna Doone Hotel, High Street, Porlock (Building)


Large hotel, mainly of brick with a slate roof, which replaced the Three Horse Shoes Inn.

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Where the street curves is the dominant Lorna Doone Hotel, two-storey with a second floor in large projecting gables and smaller central gables. The present building, mainly of brick with a slate roof probably dates from the mid 19th century. [1] In 1886 the Three Horse Shoes Inn was closed and sold for £600 and a new hotel known as the Lorna Doone Hotel was built on the site. [2] The Lorna Doone Hotel was photographed in c.1900. It was built in the latter part of the 19th Century. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2002. Porlock: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p10, 19.
  • <2> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p79.
  • <3> Report: Pratt, N.. 2013. Porlock Conservation Area: Appraisal Document. 29, 30, 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. 125.



Grid reference Centred SS 8867 4677 (16m by 15m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE

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  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:10PM


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