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] 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]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <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.



Grid reference Centred SS 8861 4661 (9m by 10m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE

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

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Mar 13 2017 9:48AM


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