Porlock, Somerset

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Porlock is a village in Somerset

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Porlock within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Porlock in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Porlock, par. and vil., Somerset - par., 6019 ac. (355 water), pop. 765; vil., 1½ mile S. of Porlock Bay and 6 miles W. of Minehead; P.O.; is an ancient place, and was a seat of the Saxon kings. It presents a picturesque appearance, and it holds three fairs yearly. The Vale of Porlock is 1 mile in width, and is bounded on the S. by slopes which culminate in Dunkery Beacon. Porlock Bay, on the Bristol Channel, is 4½ miles wide, and overhung by lofty cliffs.

Porlock in the Domesday Book

A village in Carhampton hundred, in the county of Somerset.

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