MMO1451 - Wreck on Porlock Beach (Maritime)

Summary

A post-medieval or 20th Century wreck, visible as a structure, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1999.

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Full Description

SS 8721 4781 A post-medieval or 20th Century wreck, visible as a structure, was mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1999. Located on Porlock Beach, north-north-east of Porlockford Plantation, an elongated sandfilled feature aligned north-north-east to south-south-west, protrudes from the shingle beach just below the mean low water point. The structure, about 21.7 metres long, consists of two straight sides 9.3 metres wide at the south-south-west end and 7.9 metres wide at the north-north-east end, both ends being rounded. The structure is raised higher at the south-south-east end and has a well defined outline, although the material from which the profile is constructed is not well resolved. The feature was still visible in 2005. [1-4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. RAF 106G/UK/1655 3023-3024 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8747/34 (18299/04) (19 March 1999).
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Oblique Aerial Photograph. NMR SS 8747/75 (24028/03) (9 August 2005).
  • <4> Archive: Severn Estuary Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment: SS 84 NE. MD000130.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 8721 4781 (20m by 22m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE138
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1453865
  • Shoreline Management Plan 2 (0-20)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:19PM

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