Scheduled Monument: Porlock Hill stone setting, 150m north west of the cattle grid on the A39 at the top of Porlock Hill
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
27 March 1996
Date last amended
The monument includes three standing stones, a partly buried stone and the archaeologically sensitive area between and around the stones. It is located at the top of Porlock Hill 150m north west of the cattle grid on the A39 trunk road. The stones are set out in an apparently random manner and extend for 0.02ha. The central and largest stone is 1m high by 1.5m long and has three sets of inscriptions on its south east face. These are probably sets of initials and are MS, JHW and JTM. The style of the lettering appears to be 18th or 19th century and is therefore not contemporary with the period of construction and use of the monument. The Porlock Hill stone setting is believed to be the `fif stones' mentioned in the perambulations of the Royal Forest in the 13th and 14th century.