MEM22437 - Possible prehistoric mound on Porlock Allotment (Monument)

Summary

A possibly prehistoric amorphous peaty mound was discovered during field survey. This could be a small, mutilated cairn or barrow given its spatial association with a nearby stone setting and cairn (MSO7902 and MSO7911).

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A rather amorphous peaty mound, 5 metres north-south, 4.7 metres east-west and 0.6 metres high. There are vehicle tracks on its north and south sides. This could be a small, mutilated cairn or barrow given its spatial association with a nearby stone setting and cairn (MSO7902 and MSO7911). This was discovered during a measured field survey in 2013, undertaken as part of the Dig Porlock project, run by the Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership Scheme. [1]

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  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2013. Dig Porlock: Earthwork surveys on Porlock Allotment. 3, 14.

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Grid reference SS 8404 4470 (point)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Oct 30 2019 2:29PM

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