Site Event/Activity record EEM14141 - 2013: MS & RS, Area 2, Porlock Allotment



University of Leicester


April 2013


A geophysical survey was undertaken by volunteers and students of the University of Leicester as part of Dig Porlock events. The site was subject to soil resistance survey and magnetometer survey as part of the activities. The resistance survey demonstrated that the line of the stone row or avenue follows a what is most likely a peat filled hollow (either natural or perhaps marking the line of an eroded track). The survey did not show any structures within the hut platforms, but there may be an associated linear boundary or enclosure. Other features noted are likely modern trackways and small cairns. Crossing the entire survey area (northeast to southwest) is likely the remains of a fence or hedge. Results of the magnetometer survey include some anomalies which represent iron or shrapnel. A possible rectangular enclosure was also noted.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: Gillings, M & Taylor, J. 2013. Porlock Allotment, Exmoor: Geophysical Survey. 2-3, 5-7, 10-11.
  • <2> Report: Gillings, M.. 2013. Excavation and Survey at Porlock Circle and stone row, Exmoor.



Location Porlock Allotment, Exmoor
Grid reference Centred SS 8460 4465 (92m by 68m)
Map sheet SS84SW

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • Possible prehistoric trackway on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Prehistoric double stone row on Porlock Common (Monument)
  • Prehistoric enclosure with field system on Porlock Common (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 2013: MS & RS, Area 1, Porlock Allotment

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (2)

  • 2013: MS & RS, Area 3, Porlock Allotment
  • 2013: Eval - Double Stone Row on Porlock Allotment

Record last edited

Oct 13 2021 2:41PM