MEM22217 - Mill House, Hawkcombe, Porlock (Building)


A house, possibly 18th Century in date, with an axial stack projecting.

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Type and Period (1)

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Full Description

Hawkcombe is virtually a separate settlement where the valley narrows, and all the buildings in this part of the conservation area are considered to have special character. Most cottage groups appear to be 19th century refurbishments of earlier properties. Whitehall House, for example, claims to date from 1661, and Mill House with an axial projecting stack, suggests an 18th century or earlier date. The main building material is exposed or white painted stone rubble, with a mix of roof materials, although Bridgwater pantiles predominate. [1,2] 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. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2002. Porlock: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p21.
  • <2> Report: Pratt, N.. 2013. Porlock Conservation Area: Appraisal Document. Exmoor National Park Authority. 50, 78.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Dove, C.. 2022.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 1462 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet SS21SE

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Record last edited

Dec 13 2023 1:22PM


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