MSO7952 - Post-medieval mound on Porlock Common (Monument)


An irregular and stony post-medieval mound was noted during field survey in 1997. This was probably associated with post-medieval peat extraction.

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Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

An irregular, stony mound lies on Porlock Allotment at SS 84930 44896. It measures 7.5 metres north to south and 1.5 to 2 metres east to west. It lies on the edge of an area of peat cutting and is probably associated with this activity. It was surveyed using GPS as part of the East Exmoor Project. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 27 March 1997.



Grid reference Centred SS 84930 44895 (4m by 2m)
Map sheet SS84SW

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10206
  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7952
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW148
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 SW149
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1090850
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1091075
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 15654

Record last edited

Oct 11 2013 11:55AM


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