MEM15250 - Intertidal posts on Porlock Beach (Monument)

Summary

Two groups of posts of uncertain date, revealed by erosion on Porlock Beach. Probably originally timber stakes, the posts appear to have been replaced by iron, possibly as part of natural processes. One post removed for sampling.

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Protected Status

Full Description

Two groups of posts of uncertain date revealed by erosion on Porlock Beach and recorded as part of archaeological monitoring. Interpreted as timber stakes in which the organic material of the posts has been replaced by iron or a similar ferrous substance, possibly as part of natural processes. One post has been removed for sampling. [1] Only the larger of the feature survives by 12th September 2003. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2002. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Record of Archaeological Monitoring 1998 to 2002. P.10-11.
  • <2> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2004. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Archaeological Monitoring 2003-2004 Annual Report. P.11.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 8753 4795 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (1)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:08PM

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