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MSO11544 - Possible prehistoric standing stones on Porlock Allotment

ENPHER Number:MSO11544
Name:Possible prehistoric standing stones on Porlock Allotment
Type of Record:Monument
Grid Reference:SS 84532 44695

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Two recumbant stones noted in 1975 were thought to be associated with Porlock Stone Circle; however, only one (thought to be part of the cairn structure and not a standing stone) could be identified in 1990.

Monument Types

Designated Status: none recorded


Two stones, both recumbent, to the northeast of the stone circle (MSO7898) and possibly connected with it. [1]

There is one stone on the margin of the cairn (MSO7926), 1.2 feet high, 1.7 feet long and 0.6 feet wide. [2]

Recumbent stones could not be identified in 1990. The upright stone is probably part of the cairn structure. [4]

<1> Various, Various, Oral Information or Staff Comments, R McDonnell, CRAAGS, 31 October 1975 (Verbal communication). SMO5308.

<2> Gray, H.St.G, 1928, The Porlock stone circle, Exmoor, 75 (Article in serial). SSO1204.

<3> Fowler, MJ, 1988, The Standing Stones of Exmoor, 1-13 (Porlock 10) (Article in serial). SSO1175.

<4> RCHME , 1992, Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park, SS 84 SW132, 62 (Monograph). SSO1877.

<5> RCHME, 1989, 1:500 (Map). SSO1856.

Related records

MSO7898Part of: Porlock Stone Circle (Monument)

Other References

  • Local List Status (No)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33939
Date Last Edited:Feb 7 2017 9:23AM


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