MEM15263 - Possible section of grype on Porlock Beach (Monument)

Summary

A short length of possible grype exposed on the eroded surface of Porlock Marsh.

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Full Description

A short length of possible grype is visible exposed on the eroded marsh surface at circs SS 8761047945. The ditch is approximately one metre wide and visible for circa 2.3 metres, orientated north-west to south-east. It may continue underneath the shingle ridge. [1] In July 2006 a greater extent of the ditch is visible. Its form is revealed as curved to the south-eastern end, disappearing under the shingle spread, with an almost 90 degree dog-leg to the north-western end, the ditch possibly extending west into the intertidal breach channel. By February 2007 the ditch is no longer visible and could either have been destroyed by erosion or obscured by shingle. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2006. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Archaeological Monitoring 2005-2006 Annual Report. P.7.
  • <2> Report: McDonnell, R.. 2007. Porlock Bay and Marsh: Archaeological Monitoring 2006-2007 Annual Report. P.4-6.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 87609 47943 (17m by 16m) (GPS derived)
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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