MSO7936 - Porlock Golf Club Clubhouse (Building)
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SS 8828 4795. The remains of a building - formerly the clubhouse of Porlock Golf Club. Built on the top of a shingle bank the remains of a rectangular building of shingle and mortar construction are 9.7 metres north to south by 4.7 metres internally within walls 0.5 metres thick. It has utilised a field wall as its western side. Only this wall and the north and south walls (each still standing about 2m high) remain. The east side is not visible, however its foundations may be hidden beneath the shingle. The entrance, 1.1 metres wide with sides revetted with bricks, is at the south end of the west wall. This building appears to have utilised walls shown originally on the 1903 Ordnance Survey map (). According to Corner this was, for a short time, the clubhouse of the Porlock Golf Links opened in August 1910. It was a nine hole course and it was planned to increase it to 18 holes but that autumn the high tides washed away most of the course. There was a clubhouse in the village but players could leave their clubs at this building on the links under the care of a professional (). Published survey () 1:2500 correct.  The boundary that the structure abuts defines part of the boundary between the Blathwayt and Holnicote estates. The structure is described as surviving to a height of approximately three metres.  A post-medieval stone ruined building was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1941. The ruined building, centred at SS 8828 4795, consists of three remaining walls, about 10 metres north to south and 4.9 metres east to west. The eastern wall is not visible but the long west wall is incorporated into a field boundary wall which runs north-north-west to south-south-east from the beach to Butchers Plantation. The building was still extant in aerial photographs taken in 1999. [6-9] The ruins of a small mortared stone building constructed from beach cobbles (some faced) with brick details. It is approximately 10 metres by 4.2 metres and built on top of a broad stone wall which runs up from the beach. 
- <1> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. Somerset 34(1).
- <2> SEM7093 Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. P. 82-83.
- <3> SEM7412 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1972. 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. Revised Sheet SS 8847.
- <4> SMO7324 Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 23 November 1994.
- <5> SEM6715 Report: McDonnell, R.. 1995. Porlock Bay and Marsh: A Rapid Preliminary Assessment of the Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Resource. P. 15.
- <6> SMO4069 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8847/4 (MSO31206/008) (21 June 1941).
- <7> SMO4068 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/1655 3023-3024 (11 July 1946).
- <8> SMO4069 Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8847/6 (18586/02) (12 October 1999).
- <9> SMO7541 Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 84 NE. MD000130.
- <10> SSO1321 Unassigned: McCrone, P. Jan 1991. Staff comments, Somerset County Council.
|Grid reference||Centred SS 8828 4795 (11m by 15m)|
|Civil Parish||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (2)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=957699 (Original Monarch entry: 957699)
- https://heritagerecords.nationaltrust.org.uk/HBSMR/MonRecord.aspx?uid=MNA165236 (National Trust HER entry: MNA165236)
- Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MMO373
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10246
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE57
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- National Trust HER Record: MNA165236
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 957699
- Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)
- Somerset SMR PRN: 16711
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