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IoE Number: 265583
Location: GIBRALTER COTTAGES, 1-5
  PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr R.M Rayner
Date Photographed: 19 July 2000
Date listed: 15 July 1986
Date of last amendment: 15 July 1986
Grade II

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SS 84 NEPORLOCKPORLOCK WEIR3/88Nos 1-5 (Consec)

SS 84 NE PORLOCK PORLOCK WEIR 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.

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