MEM24701 - The Culbone Inn (Building)
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The Tithe Map shows the site as a clear plot by the road.  The 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map shows a rectangular building sited at SS 8307 4710, facing northeast and abutting the road.  It is similarly depicted on the 25 inch 2nd Edition map.  The 2018 MasterMap data shows the building has been extended to the west. It is labelled The Culbone Inn (PH).  Culbone stables were used for the stabling and exchange of coaching horses on the Minehead-Porlock-Lynmouth run. Soon after World War Two the Earl of Lytton, who had inherited the Lovelace Estate, converted the stables into a club, with a resident manager. In 1962 it had a full licence and hosted dances. A picture of the Inn sign in 1962 shows a coach and horses. It is signed by Rachel Reckitt.  Rachel Reckitt completed a sign for the Culbone Stables "some years later" than the 1930s. It was built up in relief using sheet metal, wire or lead piping on a wooden core and features the Lorna Doone coach and four. She was also commissioned to do a similar one for a lady for her home farm in Michigan. 
- <1> SEM7162 Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.
- <2> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <3> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <4>XY SEM8545 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap. [Mapped feature: #46229 ]
- <5> SEM7985 Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. Volume 4 (1962), "Culbone Stables", p66-7 (EMG).
- <6> SEM7985 Serial: Exmoor Society. 1959-present. Exmoor Review. Volume 35 (1994), "Thirst before Righteousness", p30-32 (H Binding and R Reckitt).
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8307 4711 (34m by 23m)|
|Civil Parish||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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Aug 17 2020 12:18PM
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