MEM22236 - The Ship Inn, Porlock Weir (Building)


The Inn is comprised of two buildings; the front one is probably 17th Century with a large shouldered front projecting chimney stack; the building to the rear and left is probably of 18th Century date, with 19th Century stables attached.

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This comprises two buildings; the front one is probably 17th Century with a long low frontage, and large shouldered front projecting stack . It is whitewashed over stone with half-hipped thatched roof , and large shouldered front lateral stack with square-section shaft. To the rear and left, and of similar scale, but with less prominent stack is the second building, probably of 18th century date. This is roughcast with double-Roman tiled roof. Both have timber casement windows with rectangular-leaded panes. Immediately adjoining the latter is a group of mainly single-storey outbuildings, grouped around a forecourt with remnants of a former cobbled surface. Built of stone with brick dressings, some chamfered, and double-Roman tiled roofs, they are currently disused and showing signs of dilapidation. The Ship Inn includes two houses built in local vernacular style; that in the foreground predating that to the rear, to which 19th Century stables (on the left) were added. [1] The building shows on the late 19th Century Ordnance Survey map. [2] This structure appears to be present on the 1841 Porlock Tithe map. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Porlock Weir: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p7, 12, 13.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.



Grid reference Centred SS 8642 4785 (29m by 41m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE

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  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal

Record last edited

May 4 2021 12:43PM


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