MEM22441 - Possible field boundary of unknown date on Porlock Allotment (Monument)

Summary

A slight bank was visible during field survey in 2013. This could be a prehistoric field boundary. It could be a medieval or early post-medieval field boundary.

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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]

Sources/Archives (1)

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

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8429 4431 (19m by 17m)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Nov 13 2013 3:27PM

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