MEM22211 - Former Victoria Church Rooms, Parson's Street, Porlock (Building)


Former church rooms that probably commemorate the 1897 Jubilee. The building has been converted to a house.

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The former Victoria Church Rooms probably commemorates the 1897 jubilee, and is an interesting mixture of neo-vernacular with front projecting round stack and Arts & Crafts detail with oriel window, eaves timber ornament and diamond pane leaded-light casement windows. [1,3] In 1897, at the time of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, the Victoria Rooms were opened, the top room used for church meetings and the bottom room as a Reading Room for the village men. This at a cost of £250. [2] 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. p21.
  • <2> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p80.
  • <3> Report: Pratt, N.. 2013. Porlock Conservation Area: Appraisal Document. Exmoor National Park Authority. p 47, Figure 55.
  • <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 Unpublished document: Dove, C.. 2022.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 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Local Heritage List Status (Listed)



Grid reference Centred SS 2886 1466 (9m by 10m) MasterMap
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Dec 13 2023 12:37PM


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