MEM22440 - Cairn of uncertain date on Porlock Allotment (Monument)

Summary

A small circular stony mound was visible during field survey in 2013. This could be a small prehistoric cairn, or a medieval or early post-medieval clearance cairn.

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A small circular stony mound, 5 metres in diameter and 0.6 metres high, overlooking the headwaters of Weir Water and opposite a prehistoric settlement (MSO7945 and MSO7946). This could be a small prehistoric cairn. It may be a medieval or early post-medieval clearance cairn, although there is little evidence of enclosure of this part of Porlock Allotment from this period. 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]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2013. Dig Porlock: Earthwork surveys on Porlock Allotment. 3, 4, 15.

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Location

Grid reference SS 8432 4428 (point)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Nov 16 2017 12:01PM

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