MSO10724 - 1-5 Sydenham Close, Bossington Lane, Porlock (Building)


A former coastguard station built c.1930.

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Removed from List. [1] Terrace. Circa 1930. For Somerset County Council. Rendered over rubble, West Somerset slate roof, roughcast stacks gable ends and flanking centre. Plan: 4 dwellings, 3-cell, and 2-cell and cross passage. Two storeys, 1:1:4:1:1 bays; penultimate outer bays gabled and breaking forward with entrances on outer returns, 12 and 16-pane sash windows, tripartite 12-pane windows in gables, plank doors between third and fourth and first and sixth bays and outer return left, C20 inserted door on right gable outer return. A good example of a well composed and detailed piece of local authority interwar housing continuing the traditions of the Arts and Crafts. [2] 3-cell plan. Stone, Render walls. Gabled roof [3] The Ordnance Survey map from 1930-1 (revising the 2nd Edition map) shows this building as a coastguard station. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Index: 19/1/1995. 8th amendment of 35th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset).
  • <2> Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) . 1930/31.



Grid reference Centred SS 8940 4748 (34m by 28m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10430
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 19376
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 31220

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:23PM


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