MEM22441 - Undated field boundary on Porlock Allotment (Monument)


A slight bank was visible during field survey in 2013. It may represent a field boundary dating to the late prehistoric or medieval or early post-medieval periods.

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A slight bank 26 metres long, 2.3 metres wide and 0.3 metres high, is located overlooking the headwaters of Weir Water and opposite a prehistoric settlement (MSO7945 and MSO7946). This could be a prehistoric field boundary. It could be a medieval or early post-medieval field boundary, 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]

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  • <1> Report: Riley, H.. 2013. Dig Porlock: Earthwork surveys on Porlock Allotment. 3, 6, 15.



Grid reference Centred SS 8429 4431 (19m by 17m)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Record last edited

Jul 21 2021 10:46AM


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