MSO7984 - World War One building, Porlock Ford Community Hall (Building)


A large World War One building in Porlock Ford is now used as community hall.

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Just a short way up into the woods is the village hut, much used by the past residents of Porlock Weir and West Porlock for social events, dances, meetings etc. The building was originally an army building from the First World War, and is still in use. [1] It is a large rectangular structure, 30 by 8 metres, with a concrete base, weatherboarded exterior and corrugated roof. [2] Porlock Ford Community Hall was erected for use by residents of West Porlock and Porlock Weir. It was formerly a surplus army building and used as a field hospital. It was re-erected by local men in the early 1920s, built of block and cement with wooden walls and roof. It has been used for numerous events and by the Porlock Weir Scouts and Cubs. It was recently completely refurbished. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 1992. Porlock in Those Days. Exmoor Books. p51.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <3> Monograph: Corner, Dennis. 2014. The New Book of Porlock: Past and Present. Halsgrove. pp 116-7, illustrations pp 116-7.



Grid reference Centred SS 8669 4727 (27m by 22m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10294
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE77
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1158460
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18080

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:27PM


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