MEM25128 - St Dubricius' Churchyard, Porlock (Building)

Summary

It has been suggested that an earlier church stood on the site of the present medieval building. It is likely the churchyard dates from a similar period.

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[SS 8864 4666] Church (NR) - Church (NR) [1] Porlock Church, dedicated to St. Dubricius, was probably built about 1120 to commemorate the removal of the saint's remains from the Isle of Bardsey to Llandaff. [2-3, 4] Corner suggests the church may have been founded by St Dubricious (previously known as St Deveroe), who died c.AD546, or someone in close association with him. It is believed the Fitz Roges family were the builders of the present church. Probably the church was built on the same site as used for pagan worship. [5] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [6] The churchyard is shown on the Tithe Map for Porlock. It is labelled 431, which the Apportionment describes as "The Rectorial Manor, 431". A row of houses is shown abutting it on the west and northern sides (MEM22200). [7] The site is labelled "Grave Yard" on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. The buildings recorded as MEM22200 are still depicted. [8] The churchyard is shown on the 2022 MasterMap data, but it is not labelled. [9]

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1931. 6 Inch Map: 1931. 1:10560.
  • <2> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 35 (1889), p25-31 (The Rev. W. Hook).
  • <3> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 77 (1931), p31, 48-50 (F.C. Eeles).
  • <4> Article in serial: Hook, W.. 1889. Porlock Church. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 35. Part I, pp 25-31. pp25-31.
  • <5> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p14, 16-19, 90.
  • <6> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 35837, Extant 3 February 2022.
  • <7> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.
  • <8> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <9>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #47824 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8863 4666 (45m by 56m)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Church Heritage Record ID: 601475
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10688
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12040
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE3
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 35837
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33948
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33952
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31182
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 34887

Record last edited

Feb 3 2022 12:41PM

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