MEM22740 - Demolished building at Hillstart, Porlock (Monument)


A piece of boundary wall, with doorway and window, marks the site of a demolished building that is shown on historic mapping.

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The 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps show a building in this location. [1,2] The building still appears to be extant on the 1946-8 RAF photographs for Porlock. [3] Modern mapping shows most of the building appears to have been demolished, although part of it may have been retained to form a shed. [4] The southeast elevation, including a doorway and window, appears to have been retained in a boundary wall. [5] The building was photographed in c.1900, although the gable facing the road is partially obscured in the image. It had a thatched roof. [6]

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap.
  • <5> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. C Dove, site visit, 28 June 2014.
  • <6> 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. 120.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 8842 4676 (11m by 16m)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:11PM


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