MEM22240 - Pieces of Eight, Porlock Weir (Building)

Summary

A three-storey row of stone rubble with slate roofs. The buildings appear on the 1840 Tithe Map and are likely to date from the early 19th Century. D. Corner states this was the harbour house.

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Part of the quayside group is a three-storey row of stone rubble with slate roofs, half-hipped at one end with four hipped dormers. Most windows are casements with narrow glazing bars. Although architecturally undistinguished, they are an important visual stop. This three-storey group, by the quayside appear on the 1841 Tithe Map, and are likely to date from the early 19th Century. It is probable that the ground floor has always been reserved for commercial use with living accommodation above. [1, 2] Much of the coal was stored in the yard and sheds beside the harbour house (now 'Pieces of Eight'). [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Porlock Weir: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p13-14.
  • <2> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.
  • <3> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p52.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8638 4793 (26m by 21m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (50-100)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:11PM

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