MSO7944 - Possible undated enclosure on Porlock Allotment (Monument)


A circular bank was noted on aerial photographs but could not be found during field investigation in 1996.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Small circular bank seen on aerial photographs. [1,2] May be a sheepfold. [3] No evidence for an enclosure was found during field reconnaissance. [4] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: May 1977. ENP MAM IRFC. 13.104.
  • <2>XY Unpublished document: McDonnell, R.. 1980. Gazetteer of Sites in the Exmoor National Park Identified through Aerial Photography. SS8343. [Mapped feature: #47310 ]
  • <3> Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. E Dennison, 12 June 1984.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 August 1996.
  • <5> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 974998, Extant 19 June 2021.



Grid reference Centred SS 8391 4305 (34m by 35m)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO11573
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW86
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 974998
  • Somerset SMR PRN (Somerset): 33970

Record last edited

Jun 19 2021 10:04PM


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