MEM15393 - Prehistoric burial cairn on Porlock Common (Monument)

Summary

A well preserved prehistoric burial cairn was evident as a circular, heather covered mound during field investigation. A central depression is probably the site of an unrecorded antiquarian excavation.

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Full Description

A well preserved prehistoric burial cairn lies on the southern edge of Porlock Common at SS 85594 46527. The cairn comprises a circular, heather covered mound, 9.7 metres in diameter and 0.9 metres high. A central depression 2 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres deep is probably the site of an unrecorded antiquarian excavation. The cairn was recorded and surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME East Exmoor project. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 85589 46530 (30m by 30m) (GPS derived)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10297
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE81
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1174168
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18083

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:08PM

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