MSO7949 - Prehistoric field bank with possible enclosure on Porlock Allotment (Monument)


A possible prehistoric field bank is associated with what appears to be half a D shaped enclosure.

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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 northwest. [3] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 12 August 1996.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: 2001. SCC digital AP coverage.
  • <3> Unassigned: Preece, A.P.. 1/1/1992. [Record imported from Somerset County Council - not clear if pers. comm. or unpublished document].
  • <4> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1072583, Extant 19 June 2021.



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

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Other Statuses/References

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

Record last edited

Jun 19 2021 9:32PM


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