MEM25136 - Post-medieval pound north of Court Place Farm (Monument)


The original location of the parish pound is shown on historic mapping. It was apparently replaced by a structure c.45 metres to the northwest in 1844.

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A small enclosure is shown on the Tithe Map for Porlock at SS88314684, on the edge of the settlement. It is labelled 547, which the Apportionment states is the parish pound. [1] The structure is no longer visible on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. A pound is labelled to the northwest (MSO11527). [2] Corner states the present pound dates from 1844 and previously, it was on the left of the old entrance to Court Place. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile. Land parcel 547. [Mapped feature: #47842 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1854-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p47, 89.

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  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 8831 4684 (14m by 18m)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Record last edited

Sep 28 2022 1:53PM


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