Scheduled Monument: Porlock Allotment stone alignment and cairn, 450m west of Porlock stone circle (1014268)

Authority Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Other Ref 25225
Date assigned 27 March 1996
Date last amended
Date revoked
The monument includes a stone alignment which comprises two standing stones and a partly buried stone, a large recumbent block, a cairn and the archaeologically sensitive area between and around these features. The site is located at the western end of the spur, 450m west of the Porlock stone circle. The two standing stones and the partly buried stone form an irregular alignment 8m long with the cairn which lies 18m to the south west. A large recumbent block lies 10m to the north of the centre of the alignment formed by the standing and buried stones and the cairn. The two standing stones are leaning but set firm in the ground and are 1.9m apart. The westernmost one measures 250mm high, 500mm wide and 120mm thick while the eastern one is 500mm high, 400mm wide and 100mm thick. A stock generated erosion hollow 100mm deep surrounds the easternmost stone. The buried stone is of indeterminated size while the large recumbent block is 2.5m long by 2m wide and earthfast. The cairn is 7m in diameter and 300mm at its highest point. A central hollow on the top may mark the site of a previous part excavation although no details are known.

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Grid reference Centred SS 8405 4470 (36m by 25m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84SW

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