MEM25137 - Park Cottage, Aller Wood (Monument)


The property, also known as Keepers Cottage, was deserted before 1924, when the stone was used to build the toll houses nearby.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

"Park Cottage" is shown on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map at SS 8716 4634, within an enclosure. [1] The building is not shown on the Tithe Map for Porlock. [2] The house is not shown on 2022 MasterMap data, although the enclosure visible on the 1st Edition map is still visible. [3] The stone for the toll houses constructed in 1924 came partly from the nearby deserted Keepers Cottage, situated at the top of the wood above Aller Park. A window of leaded glass in one of the toll cottages came from here. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Cox, J. W.C.. 1841. Porlock Tithe Map and Apportionment. 13.3 inches : 1 mile.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
  • <4> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p48.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 8716 4633 (45m by 47m)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Record last edited

Feb 14 2022 4:21PM


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