MSO10429 - Cemetery and lych gate, Hawkcombe, Porlock (Monument)


A cemetery with associated Lych Gate, opened in 1891.

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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

'Cemetery' and 'Lych Gate' shown on Ordnance Survey map of c1904. [1] Expanded to the north east in recent times. [2] In 1891… the new cemetery was opened in Hawkcombe on land actually belonging to Luccombe Parish, which was unfortunate for Porlock folk, because they had to pay for burial, whereas Luccombe parishioners were buried free. [3] The cemetery is mentioned in the 2013 Conservation Area Appraisal for Porlock. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. c.1904. 1:2500 map, second edition.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2005. Landline Information.
  • <3> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p79.
  • <4> Report: Pratt, N.. 2013. Porlock Conservation Area: Appraisal Document. p 16, Figure 12.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 19371



Grid reference Centred SS 8866 4611 (120m by 131m)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Record last edited

Sep 27 2022 2:47PM


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