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

Summary

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. [1,2] 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. [3] This structure appears to be present on the 1841 Porlock Tithe map. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <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. 49, 78.
  • <4> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8857 4638 (6m by 14m)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Oct 13 2014 4:47PM

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