MEM22740 - Demolished building at Hillstart, Porlock (Monument)

Summary

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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Full Description

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.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8842 4676 (11m by 16m)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:11PM

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