MEM22193 - Westmead, High Street, Porlock (Building)


A two-storey cottage, probably 17th Century, with a front lateral chimney stack with slated shoulders. The lowered dormers, now gabled, indicate a former thatched roof.

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On the south side of High Street, nearer to Doverhay, is a two-storey cottage, probably 17th century, with front lateral stack and slated shoulders and squeezed among much later frontages. The lowered dormers, now gabled, indicate a former thatched roof. [1] Westmead retains something close to its original 17th Century elevation, with a front lateral stack and lowered gable dormers indicating that the currently double Roman tiled roof would have formerly been thatched. [2] This structure appears to be present on the 1841 Luccombe Tithe map. [3] 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. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2002. Porlock: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p19.
  • <2> Report: Pratt, N.. 2013. Porlock Conservation Area: Appraisal Document. Exmoor National Park Authority. 30, 55, 77, Figure 65.
  • <3> Map: Collard Cox, W.. 1841. Luccombe Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Dove, C.. 2022.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 (10m by 10m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Dec 13 2023 11:43AM


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