Site Event/Activity record EEM14591 - 2013: Eval - Double Stone Row on Porlock Allotment



University of Leicester


August 2013


The site was subject to excavation in August 2013, to determine the presence (or otherwise) of standing stones in the area concerned and ground-truth the low-resistance geophysical anomaly mentioned in [7]. This was undertaken by a 9 by 2 metre trench perpendicular to the line of the stone row. An animal track crossed the trial trench area and created an area of mixed deposit through trampling and churning. A single stonehole was noted in the area but no evidence of packing stones was seen. Further possible stoneholes were investigated but lacked clearly diagnostic cuts or fills. Whilst the possibility of further stoneholes having originally been present cannot be ruled out, any trace of such features has been destroyed by later disturbance associated with the track. The report concludes that the row was once a continuous feature and it does align upon the cairn (MSO7926), suggesting it is of a later date. The character of the single stonehole excavated reflects a different technological approach that that employed upon the arc of the circle, the feature lacking both depth and conspicuous packing material.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Gillings, M.. 2013. Excavation and Survey at Porlock Circle and stone row, Exmoor.



Location Double Stone Row on Porlock Allotment, Porlock, Somerset
Grid reference SS 8456 4464 (point) (MasterMap)
Map sheet SS84SW

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Possible prehistoric trackway on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Prehistoric double stone row on Porlock Allotment (Monument)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (1)

  • 2013: MS & RS, Area 2, Porlock Allotment

Record last edited

Sep 27 2016 4:32PM