MSO7955 - Post-medieval mound on Porlock Common (Monument)

Summary

A small mound on the southern slope of Porlock Common, probably associated with post-medieval peat workings, or road construction and not a Bronze Age burial cairn.

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Full Description

A small mound lies on the southern slopes of Porlock Common at SS 85313 46395. It is 3 metres in diameter and 0.5 metres high. It seems to be mostly composed of earth and is heather covered. It is not a prehistoric cairn and may be connected with peat extaction or road construction. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

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 Unpublished document: Riley, H..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

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 85312 46395 (point)
Map sheet SS84NE
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10293
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 84 NE71
  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1091044
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18079

Record last edited

Aug 17 2020 12:27PM

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