MSO7942 - Alleged Bronze Age barrow on Porlock Allotment (Monument)

Summary

An alleged Bronze Age barrow on Porlock Allotment could not be found during field investigation in 1997, although two mounds of probable post-medieval origin were identified.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Possible barrow at this location. [1] A possible barrow was noted on Porlock Allottment at SS 850 445 [1]. No prehistoric burial cairns could be found at this location, but two mounds of probable post-medieval origin were surveyed using differential GPS as part of the RCHME East Exmoor Project. (See MSO7952 and MSO7958). [2] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Eardley Wilmot, H. 08.11.77. H Eardley-Wilmot to Somerset County Council 08.11.77 - discovery. [Mapped feature: #41935 ]
  • <2> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 1997.
  • <3> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974989, Extant 19 June 2021.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 849 444 (point) Estimated from sources
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

Related Events/Activities (2)

External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11562
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW84
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974989
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33959

Record last edited

Jun 19 2021 10:11PM

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