MEM22235 - The Anchor Hotel, Porlock Weir (Building)
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The majority of other buildings within the conservation area fall within this category. Among the most prominent, though with little regard for the local vernacular, are the late 19th century groups on the approach to the harbour… The Anchor Hotel is also rendered, and part plain-tiled but more interesting in that it appears to have had two threestorey wings added to an earlier two-storey building. There is a mix of sash and casement windows some canted and recessed, others oriels. At the centre is a wide 10 over 10 pane sash window, probably of early 19th century origin. Again the scale of the later additions is disproportionate, especially in relation to the adjoining Old Ship Inn.  The building shows on the 1889 1st ed. Ordnance Survey map.  At the turn of the century the landlord at the Anchor Hotel was Mr James Goddard. The hotel was mainly used by guests for the hunting season. Mr Goddard kept up to 25 horses and ran a horse bus to carry passengers from and to the station at Minehead for a fair of 1s.6d. 
- <1> SEM6949 Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Porlock Weir: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p7, 12, 13, 19.
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889. Somerset Sheet 34:1.
- <3> SEM7093 Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p58.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8640 4789 (34m by 29m) MasterMap|
|Civil Parish||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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