MSO7884 - Remains of buildings in Porlock area (Monument)
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Porlock (SS 8846) is supposed to have been sacked by Harold, son of the Earl of Kent, and a raiding party from Ireland about midsummer 1052.  "The inhabitants preserve the memory of the above occurrences to this day; and no longer ago than the beginning of this century, they could point out the burnt foundation stones of some of the ancient houses, and the vestiges of what had once been, in the vulgar opinion, an extensive and magnificent city".  No precise grid reference has been provided for this entry and so the mapping is approximate. 
- <1> SSO1708 Map: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1986. SS84NE. 18.
- <2> SMO5301 Unpublished document: Eardley-Wilmot, H.. 1981. Worksheet in Devon HER. "Discourse of Ants near Conquest at the end of Peter Langtoft's Chronicle" 466.
- <3> SEM7229 Monograph: Collinson, J.. 1791 (2006). The History and Antiquities of Somerset. Archive CD Books Ltd. Volume 2, 36.
- <4> SMO5308 Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments.
- <5> SMO4109 Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Volume 35 II (1889), Howes; p43 - references Saxon Chronicle.
|Grid reference||SS 88 46 (point) (Estimated from sources)|
|Civil Parish||PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=35874 (Original Monarch entry: 35874)
- Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12266
- National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE18
- Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 35874
- Somerset SMR PRN: 35335
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Jul 11 2016 1:02PM
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