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


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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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] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. [2]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1>XY Unpublished document: Riley, H.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, August 1997. [Mapped feature: #47838 ]
  • <2> Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 1091044, Extant 10 February 2022.



Grid reference SS 85313 46395 (point)
Map sheet SS84NE

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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
  • NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 1091044
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 18079

Record last edited

Feb 10 2022 11:57AM


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