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Gibralter Cottages, Porlock

Description: Gibralter Cottages

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 265583

OS Grid Reference: SS8651447840
OS Grid Coordinates: 286514, 147840
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2184, -3.6263

Location: Dunster Steep, Porlock, Somerset TA24 8PE

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

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Listing Text


3/88 Nos 1-5 (Consec)
Gibraltar Cottages

- II

Row of 5 cottages. Probably C17 with later modification, especially to windows.
Nos 1 and 2 are limewashed cob, the remainder are rubble, limewashed to front only;
thatched roofs. The row is of two or more builds, has a cross-gabled wing
projecting forward at the left end, and Nos 1 and 2 set at a slight angle to the
remainder. The backs of the property show the early origins, and include 3 large
external eaves stacks. Mainly 2 storeys, but 2 storeys with attic to Nos 4 and
5. Nos 1 and 2, 4-windowed, two at ground floor said to be C17 or C18 cross-
mullioned and leaded, others of C20; there is a door on the return elevation and
another under a flat hood on consoles centre on the 3 right-end windows. No 3
is 2-windowed, the upper ones to eyebrows and all later wood casements; plain
central door. No 4 has small attic window in 4 panes about 400mm deep, other
windows, 2 per floor are C20 steel casements. Two doors, one plain and one half
glazed. No 5 projects with half-hipped gable and is one-windowed with a 3-light
under two 2-light wood casements with glazing bars; to left a glazed door within
a C20 glazed porch. On the right return are pigeon openings. This cottage has
a central stone and brick stack. Nos 4 and 5 re-windowed to rear. A modest row,
maintaining considerable early fabric and dominant forms, especially at the back,
in an important townscape location.

Listing NGR: SS8651447840

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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