MEM22251 - The Royal Oak, Doverhay, Porlock (Building)

Summary

The 1844 Tithe Map shows an inn next to the Three Horse Shoes, called the 'Somerset Inn'. The present building on this site has a date plaque reading 'AH 1704'.

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Full Description

On the Tithe Map there is an inn next door to the Three Horse Shoes called the 'Somerset Inn', owned by Abraham Sparks junior. Probably the Royal Oak. D Corner's book includes a photograph showing the building standing next to the Three Horse Shoes before the latter was demolished. [1] The building is shown on both the 1st and 2nd ed. Ordnance Survey mapping as a public house. [2,3] The building presently [2014] has a tiled roof and is rendered. [4] The Royal Oak... survives, its twin rendered gables fronting the street; the left hand gable has a date plaque ‘A.H 1704’. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p92, 93.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap.
  • <5> Report: Pratt, N.. 2013. Porlock Conservation Area: Appraisal Document. 29, 30, 77.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8868 4678 (12m by 16m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:11PM

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