MMO2558 - Bronze Age ring cairn on 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 8418 4423. 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] 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: Royal Air Force. 1946 -1948. Vertical Aerial Photography. NMR RAF 106G/UK/1655 (F20) 4085-6 (11 July 1946).
  • <2> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72314 261-2 (16 August 1972).
  • <3>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 84 SW. MD002184. [Mapped feature: #38988 ]
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1478594, Extant 14 July 2021.



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

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW307
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1478594

Record last edited

Jul 14 2021 4:17PM


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