MSO7949 - Field Bank and Possible Enclosure, Porlock Allotment (Monument)


A field bank, possibly prehistoric in date, measuring approximately 80m in length. It is 1.3m wide and 0.4m high.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Centred at SS 8369 4397 is a very sinuous length of stony bank, covering some 80 metres. It is 1.3 metres wide and 0.4 metres high, and in places has the appearance of a lynchet. Its sinuous form and stone content suggest that it may be prehistoric. Surveyed with GPS, August 1996. (1) Visible on aerial photographs. (2) About half a D-shaped enclosure survives clearly, the straight side is mostly lynchet. Possibly some internal features. A low stony bank runs for approximately 50 metres up the hill to the north-west. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. Field Investigators Comment. R Wilson-North 12/08/1996.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 2001. SCC digital AP coverage.
  • <3> Unassigned: Preece A P. 1/1/1992.



Grid reference Centred SS 8368 4396 (96m by 63m)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Related Events/Activities (1)

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted)
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10204
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO12212
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW146
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1072583
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 15652
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 35270

Record last edited

Jul 13 2012 11:36AM


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