MEM22248 - Splat Barn Cottage, Porlock (Building)


Building shown as 'Splat Barn' on the 1889 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. It is now a cottage.

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The building is shown as 'Splat Barn' on the 1889 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] It is also shown on the 1903 map. [2] Slat means allotment, so possibly some connection with the Manor Strip system. The house is marked as a building of historic interest on the 6 inch map of 1929. [3] Splatt Barn Cottage is notable for its large shouldered end stack. The thatched house with attached barn probably dates to the 18th Century. [5] This structure appears to be present on the 1841 Porlock Tithe map. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1889, Somerset 34(1).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. 1903, Somerset 34(1).
  • <3> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p89.
  • <4> Report: Richardson, I.. 2006. Splatt Cottage and Barn, Porlock: Archaeological Report on the Building.
  • <5> Report: Pratt, N.. 2013. Porlock Conservation Area: Appraisal Document.
  • <6> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.



Grid reference Centred SS 8831 4686 (6m by 17m)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:11PM


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