MEM15228 - Linear earthworks to the northwest of Porlock Village (Monument)

Summary

Two earthwork banks of uncertain date and function, to the northwest of Porlock Village. The banks flank a stream running northwards from the village and might be be the remains of water management works.

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Two earthwork banks on the east and west of the stream flowing northwards from Porlock Village. The western bank is approximately 15 metres wide and up to 2.5 high. The eastern bank is roughly 11 metres wide and up to 2.5 metres high. Tentatively interpreted as only as water management features. The full extent of the earthworks was not identified. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 1995. Porlock Bay and Marsh: A Rapid Preliminary Assessment of the Cultural and Palaeoenvironmental Resource. P. 23.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8823 4763 (175m by 215m) (Surveyed)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial & tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:07PM

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