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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Full Description

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] The heritage asset was assessed for inclusion on the Exmoor Local Heritage List in November 2022. It was decided to add the asset to the Local Heritage List. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <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. Exmoor National Park Authority. 29, 30, 77, Figure 28.
  • <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.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Dove, C.. 2022. Exmoor LHL Panel Meeting 28 November 2022. Exmoor National Park Authority.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Local Heritage List Status (Listed)



Grid reference Centred SS 2887 1468 (16m by 15m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Dec 13 2023 11:41AM


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