MEM15262 - Shingle filled ditch on Porlock Beach (Monument)

Summary

A possible rhyne on Porlock Beach, visible as a shingle filled ditch emerging from underneath the retreating shingle ridge.

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Full Description

A possible rhyne on Porlock Beach, visible as a shingle filled ditch centred on circa SS 8727 4772. The ditch is orientated roughly northeast to southwest and visible for circa 40 metres, the southwestern end obscured by the eroding shingle ridge. It is approximately 2.2 metres wide and up to 0.6 metres deep. It may be an extension of a system of rhynes visible to the northeast. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2006. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Archaeological Monitoring 2005-2006 Annual Report. P.6.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8727 4772 (41m by 28m)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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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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