MEM22228 - Post-medieval toll house, Porlock (Building)


A 20th Century toll house on the toll road from Porlock that avoids Porlock Hill.

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A toll house at SS 8760 4670 is recorded in the Somerset SMR from documentary sources. It is shown as"Toll House" set back from road on 2nd Edition OS maps but not on 1889 1st edition. [1,2,3]. The first tolls [for the toll road] were taken at the Ship Inn and there used to be a gate across at the bottom of the road, opposite the present village hall… In 1924 the toll houses were built at the half way point, and the gate at Porlock taken away. The stone for the houses came partly from the deserted Keepers Cottage nearby, at the top of the wood above Aller Park… There is one odd window of leaded glass in one of the toll cottages which came from Keepers Cottage. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unassigned: Hardwick, J Somerset County Council. 6/2/1978. Hardwick J, SCPD 06.02.1978.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 6" 1962.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560. SS84NE.
  • <4> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p48.



Grid reference Centred SS 8670 4671 (12m by 26m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11561
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE35
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1127378
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33958
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33958

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Aug 17 2020 12:10PM


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