MEM15226 - Post-medieval wall to the northeast of Decoy Linhay (Monument)


A shingle wall of probable post-medieval date, 650 metres to the northeast of Decoy Linhay.

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A wall constructed of mortared shingle of probable post-medieval date, recorded running inland from the shingle ridge in Porlock Bay. The wall is centred approximately on circa SS 88174800 and survives as a structure over 100 metres in length, 45 centimetres wide and up to 1.5 metres. The shingle to the west of the wall has been quarried away, resulting in a ground surface two to three metres lower than on the eastern side of the wall. Wall footings can be seen to continue to the south. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1995. Porlock Bay and Marsh: A Rapid Preliminary Assessment of the Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Resource. P. 17.



Grid reference Centred SS 8817 4794 (9m by 100m)
Map sheet SS84NE

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:07PM


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