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Doverhay House and Doverhay Lodge, Porlock

Description: Doverhay House and Doverhay Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 265460

OS Grid Reference: SS8878446688
OS Grid Coordinates: 288784, 146688
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2085, -3.5935

Location: The Drang, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8PZ

Locality: Porlock
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 8PZ

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Listing Text


Doverhay House and Doverhay Lodge


Probably 2 cottages, enlarged and refenestrated to form house with adjoining lodge. Probably some C17 work, mainly mid
C19. Rendered over rubble, thatched roofs, hipped to west, painted brick stacks north and east gable ends and rising
from eaves west. Plan: roughly L-plan on corner site, single storey lodge south end, probably 2 cell left of entrance
on east front, long north front of probably 3 cells with gable end of north west range. North front: one and a half
storeys, 2:1 bays, mainly trefoil headed lights with some leading, two gables left above trefoil headed lights with
plate glass, corbelled sills, 2-light window right gable end with 2 thatched hooded 2-light windows below. Left return
bevelled corner to gable end with 2 pointed arch niches containing single light windows, entrance beyond in recessed
2-storey bay with applied half timbering to gable end, door with 3-light window to left and date 1690 above. Long
4-bay, 2 storey block adjoining with 3 dormers and window set below gable end to right with applied half-timbering,
single storey lodge with depressed timber arch doorway in curved wall abutting left; adjoining Doverhay Cottage (qv) to
left. Interior not seen, similar in style to The Gable Hotel (qv) to north. The date of 1690 with 2 portrait
medallions, presumably of William and Mary, over entrance, probably added circa 1900.

Listing NGR: SS8878446688

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Source: English Heritage

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