MEM22895 - Post-medieval groynes and sluice on Porlock Beach (Monument)

Summary

Post-medieval groynes and a sluice were visible on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. This area of hard defences is still noted on the 2014 MasterMap.

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Full Description

Post-medieval groynes and a sluice were visible on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. This area of hard defences is still noted on the 2014 MasterMap, though the sluice is no longer present. The configuartion of the groynes varies between each mapping Edition. The defences are annotated on all maps as 'New Works', which appears to encompass the whole site. A possible platform is visible on the 1st to 3rd Edition maps, and is not seen on the 2014 MasterMap - from the mapping it is not possible to tell what the feature is. [1-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1933-1938. County Series, Third Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <4> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8768 4798 (47m by 114m)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 tidal
  • Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 tidal
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:14PM

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