MEM15254 - 20th Century concrete structure on Bossington Beach (Monument)


Concrete structure of probable 20th Century date is cast against the shingle on Bossington Beach.

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A possibly incomplete low concrete structure of probable 20th Century date revealed by the erosion of the Shingle Ridge on Bossington Beach. Centred on circa SS 87894805, the structure is 15.6 metres long, 2.1 metres wide and up to 600 millimetres high. The survival of reinforcing bars protruding from the top of the structure might indicate it was never completed although its function is unknown. Two steps are cast into the front of the structure. To the rear, the concrete is simply cast against the shingle. [1] The concrete structure is almost completely obscured by shingle by 12th September 2003. [2] A further concrete pad is being exposed behind the above feature as the shingle ridge erodes. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2003. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Record of Archaeological Monitoring 2002-2003. P.9-11, 12.
  • <2> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2004. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Archaeological Monitoring 2003-2004 Annual Report. P.12.
  • <3> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2005. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Archaeological Monitoring 2004-2005 Annual Report. P.7.



Grid reference Centred SS 8789 4805 (25m by 75m) (Estimated from sources)
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 12:08PM


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