MSO10301 - Post-medieval field system on Porlock Common (Monument)


The remains of a likely post-medieval field system are visible as earthworks and were noted during field survey.

Please read the Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record .

Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

Full Description

The remains of a field system lie on Porlock Common, centred at SS 855 465. The field system probably represents post-medieval exploitation of the Common. [1] The 1st Edition Ordnance Survey mapping shows the field system to be in roughly the same configuration as that shown on the 2013 MasterMap mapping (within the polygon denoting the extent of the recorded features). Indicating that the field system was disused and reconfigured prior to the publication date. [2, 3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1998.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap.

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • Local List Status (Unassessed)
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18087



Grid reference Centred SS 854 465 (1088m by 418m)
Map sheet SS84NE

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:22PM


Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.