MSO11544 - Possible prehistoric standing stones on Porlock Allotment
|Name:||Possible prehistoric standing stones on Porlock Allotment|
|Type of Record:||Monument|
|Grid Reference:||SS 84532 44695|
|Parish:||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
Please read the Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record caveat document.
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.
Designated Status: none recorded
Two stones, both recumbent, to the northeast of the stone circle (MSO7898) and possibly connected with it. 
There is one stone on the margin of the cairn (MSO7926), 1.2 feet high, 1.7 feet long and 0.6 feet wide. 
Recumbent stones could not be identified in 1990. The upright stone is probably part of the cairn structure. 
<1> 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.
|MSO7898||Part of: Porlock Stone Circle (Monument)|
- 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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