MEM22243 - Cottages adjacent to the Shingle, Porlock Weir (Building)


A prominent group of cottages, probably dating from the early to mid 18th Century and built of stone rubble, now colourwashed. They would all originally been thatched but only one retains this, the others having double Roman tiles.

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A cottage row adjoining the harbour, and probably of 17th Century origin is visible from many vantage points. Facing back towards the harbour and adjoining the quayside is another prominent group of cottages – a local landmark – built at the edge of the shingle. They probably date from the early-mid 18th century. Built of stone rubble, now colour-washed, all would have originally been thatched, and two have tall rear stacks. Only that on the right retains its thatch; the other two having double-Roman tiled roofs, probably dating from the early 20th century. Although some original detail has been lost and some outbuildings added including corrugated iron, they provide a picturesque setting as a backdrop to the quayside and boat moorings. [1]

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  • <1> Report: Fisher, J.. 2004. Porlock Weir: Conservation Area Character Appraisal. p12, 14.



Grid reference Centred SS 8642 4798 (27m by 26m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE

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  • 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 (0-20)
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (20-50)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:11PM


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