Site Event/Activity record EEM14139 - 2013: GPS - Porlock Allotment, Dig Porlock



Hazel Riley


April/May 2013


Four Bronze Age hut circles and hut platforms, a prehistoric enclosed settlement and an area of post-medieval peat cutting on Porlock Allotment, Exmoor National Park, were surveyed as part of the Dig Porlock project, run by the Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership Scheme. Dig Porlock aims to further our understanding of the moorland heritage through the active participation of the local community: volunteers and schools. The prehistoric remains on Porlock Allotment are extremely well preserved and two of the hut circles show evidence of formal ‘closure’ before they fell into disuse. The peat cutting dates from the post-medieval period and was carried out before the construction of a railway trackbed in the 1850s.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2013. Dig Porlock: Earthwork surveys on Porlock Allotment.
  • <2> Archive: Historic England. 2016. NRHE to HER prototype website test. 1586855.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1586855, Extant 6 July 2016.



Location Porlock Allotment, Exmoor
Grid reference Centred SS 8411 4404 (997m by 1901m) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84SW

Related Monuments/Buildings (13)

  • Bronze Age burial cairn on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Cairn of uncertain date on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Enclosure, Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Hut circle or ring cairn on Porlock Common (Monument)
  • Hut Circle, Porlock Common (Monument)
  • Peat Cutting, Black Mires above Weir Water (Monument)
  • Possible field boundary of unknown date on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric field boundary on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric field boundary on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric mound on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Prehistoric Settlement, Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Prehistoric standing stone on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Prehistoric stone setting on Porlock Allotment (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 2013: Geo - Hawkcombe Head, Dig Porlock

Record last edited

May 11 2021 12:11PM