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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The village hut was much used by the past residents of Porlock Weir and West Porlock for social events, dances, meetings etc. It was originally a World War One army building 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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Riley, H..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.
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1158460, Extant 14 February 2022.

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10294
  • Local List Status (Candidate)
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE77
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1158460
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18080



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

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Record last edited

Feb 14 2022 9:57PM


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