MEM22215 - Japonica Cottage, Parson's Street, Porlock (Building)


A typical late 17th-early 18th Century thatched cottage with 'eyebrow' dormers, painted stone rubble and shouldered front lateral stack.

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Also noteworthy is Japonica Cottage a typical late 17th-early 18th Century thatched cottage, with “eyebrow” dormers, painted stone rubble and shouldered front lateral stack. [1] An evaluation trench excavated in the garden of the cottage in 2012 provided evidence for cultivation layers presumably associated with the building and dating to the later post-medieval period. [2] It was noted in 2013 that the cottage had recently been extended. [3] This structure appears to be present on the 1841 Porlock Tithe map. [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. p21.
  • <2> Report: Brigers, J.L.. 2012. The results of an archaeological evaluation at 'Japonica Cottage', Parson's Street, Porlock.
  • <3> Report: Pratt, N.. 2013. Porlock Conservation Area: Appraisal Document. Exmoor National Park Authority. 49, 78, Figure 58.
  • <4> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Dove, C.. 2022. Exmoor LHL Panel Meeting 28 November 2022. Exmoor National Park Authority.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local Heritage List Status (Listed)



Grid reference Centred SS 2886 1464 (6m by 17m)
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Dec 13 2023 1:00PM


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