MEM15259 - Possible Saxon timber fragment on Porlock Beach (Find Spot)

Summary

A section of oak plank of probable Saxon date, recovered from alluvial deposits at the mouth of the breach in the shingle ridge on Porlock Beach.

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Full Description

A section of oak plank of uncertain date, recovered from alluvial deposits at the mouth of the breach in the shingle ridge on Porlock Beach, from circa SS 87601 47829. The plank is curved in profile, 77.5 centimetres long, 16.5 centimetres wide and up to 72 millimetres thick. Two mortices are inserted through the timber. The timber was sampled for dendrochronological dating but it was not possible to acquire a date. [1] A radiocarbon date was acquired.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2003. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Record of Archaeological Monitoring 2002-2003. P.17-20, 23-24.
  • <2> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2004. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Archaeological Monitoring 2003-2004 Annual Report. P.2, 13, 15.
  • <3> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2003. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Archaeological Monitoring Record: Interim Record.
  • <4> Report: Wilson-North, R. + Cowley, J.. 2004. Exmoor National Park Monument Management Scheme 2003-4.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 87600 47828 (point) (Surveyed)
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

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

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:08PM

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