MMO2558 - Ring Cairn, Porlock Allotment (Monument)


The remains of a possible ring cairn can be seen on aerial photographs.

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Situated between two trackways on Porlock Allotment, roughly circular earthwork is visible on aerial photographs of the 1940s, centred on circa SS 84184423. The earthwork is visible as a mutilated mound or a low bank approximately 6 metres in diameter, surrounding a central depression or dip 3 to 4 metres across. It may be the remains of a ring cairn of Bronze Age date. It is not clearly visible on later aerial photographs but differential vegetation growth on aerial photographs of 1972 may indicate the presence of an earthwork in this location. (1-3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4085-6. 11/07/1946.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72314 261-2. 16/08/1972.
  • <3> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184.



Grid reference Centred SS 8418 4422 (11m by 11m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS84SW

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  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1478594

Record last edited

Oct 23 2013 2:40PM


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