Source/Archive record SEM8002 - Dig Porlock: Earthwork surveys on Porlock Allotment

Type Report
Title Dig Porlock: Earthwork surveys on Porlock Allotment
Author/Originator
Date/Year 2013
Hazel Riley report DP2013
ENPA project name Dig Porlock
ENPA project name EMLPS
Digital Object Identifier 10.5284/1027560

Abstract/Summary

Four Bronze Age hut circles and hut platforms, a prehistoric enclosed settlement and an area of post-medieval peat cutting on Porlock Allotment, Exmoor National Park, were surveyed as part of the Dig Porlock project, run by the Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership Scheme. Dig Porlock aims to further our understanding of the moorland heritage through the active participation of the local community: volunteers and schools. The prehistoric remains on Porlock Allotment are extremely well preserved and two of the hut circles show evidence of formal ‘closure’ before they fell into disuse. The peat cutting dates from the post-medieval period and was carried out before the construction of a railway trackbed in the 1850s.

External Links (1)

Referenced Monuments (14)

  • Bronze Age burial cairn on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Cairn of uncertain date on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Enclosure, Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Hut circle or ring cairn on Porlock Common (Monument)
  • Hut Circle, Porlock Common (Monument)
  • Peat Cutting, Black Mires above Weir Water (Monument)
  • Possible field boundary of unknown date on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric field boundary on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric field boundary on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Possible prehistoric mound on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Prehistoric Settlement, Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Prehistoric standing stone on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Prehistoric Stone setting on Porlock Allotment (Monument)
  • Simonsbath to Porlock Railway (Monument)

Referenced Events (1)

  • 2013: GPS - Porlock Allotment, Dig Porlock

Record last edited

Dec 12 2018 12:20PM