Site Event/Activity record EMO12650 - 1869: AE - Porlock Weir

Technique(s)

Organisation

Not affiliated

Date

1869

Description

An examination of the forest bed was made in Autumn 1869. Underneat a layer of undisturbed vegetable matter was flint and chert chippings and a very well-formed flake, embedded in the upper ferruginous portion of the angular detritus. The flint was thought to have been dropped on the surface rather than deposited by water. A search of the shingle produced a further water worn flint pebble, which may have been washed out of the angular detritus.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 18 (1872) Part 1, p27.
  • <2> Archive: Historic England. 2016. NRHE to HER prototype website test. 634582.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 634582, Enhanced 6 July 2016.

Map

Location

Location Porlock Weir
Grid reference SS 8694 4794 (point) (NRHE)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • Shingle filled ditch on Porlock Beach (Monument)
  • Submerged forest and flint finds at Porlock Weir (Monument)

Record last edited

May 11 2021 10:49AM