MEM22249 - Three Horse Shoes Inn, High Street, Porlock (Monument)


The Three Horse Shoes Inn was closed and sold for £600 in 1886 before being demolished.

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In 1886 the Three Horse Shoes Inn was closed and sold for £600 and a new hotel known as the Lorna Doone Hotel was built on the site. It was mentioned in the 1822 Register of Inns and the 1902 directory. It was knocked down soon afterwards. A photograph in D Corner's book shows the building was thatched. [1] The building was photographed in c.1880. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p79, 92, 93.
  • <2> Monograph: Binding, H., Pearce, B. and Pugsley, S.. 2001. Exmoor Century: A century of change through fascinating historic and contemporary photographs of Exmoor. Exmoor Books. 126.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Local List Status (Candidate)



Grid reference SS 8867 4677 (point)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:11PM


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