MMO1450 - Post-medieval breakwater in Porlock Bay [marine] (Monument)

Summary

A post-medieval breakwater, visible as a linear wooden post alignment, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1999.

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Full Description

SS 8710 4785 A post-medieval breakwater, visible as a linear wooden post alignment, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1999. Located between high and low water on Porlock Beach and just north of the submerged forest, the single row post alignment stretches about 127 metres east to west across a sandy area between two shingle banks (SS 8704 4784 to SS 8716 4786). The posts are set closely together, although some posts are reduced to stumps and others are absent or not visible above the sand's surface. The structure was still visible in 2005. [1-3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8747/34 (18299/04) (19 March 1999).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8747/75 (24028/03) (9 August 2005).
  • <3>XY Archive: Crowther, S., Dickson, A. and Truscoe, K.. 2007. Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 84 NE. MD000130. [Mapped feature: #38517 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1453864, Extant 21 February 2022.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8710 4785 (137m by 33m) Aerial Survey
Map sheet SS84NE
HER Area NATIONAL MARINE HERITAGE RECORD

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE137
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1453864

Record last edited

Feb 21 2022 10:48AM

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