MSO11544 - Possible prehistoric standing stones on Porlock Allotment (Monument)

Summary

Two recumbant stones noted in 1975 were thought to be associated with Porlock Stone Circle; however, only one (thought to be part of the cairn structure and not a standing stone) could be identified in 1990.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

Full Description

Two stones, both recumbent, to the northeast of the stone circle (MSO7898) and possibly connected with it. [1] There is one stone on the margin of the cairn (MSO7926), 1.2 feet high, 1.7 feet long and 0.6 feet wide. [2] Recumbent stones could not be identified in 1990. The upright stone is probably part of the cairn structure. [4]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information or Staff Comments. R McDonnell, CRAAGS, 31 October 1975.
  • <2> Article in serial: Gray, H.St.G. 1928. The Porlock stone circle, Exmoor. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeology and Natural History Society. 74. 75.
  • <3> Article in serial: Fowler, MJ. 1988. The Standing Stones of Exmoor. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 132. 1-13 (Porlock 10).
  • <4> Monograph: RCHME . 1992. Lithic Monuments within the Exmoor National Park. SS 84 SW132, 62.
  • <5> Map: RCHME. 1989. 1:500.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 84532 44695 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS84SW
Civil Parish PORLOCK, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Other Statuses/References

  • National Park: Exmoor National Park
  • Site of Special Scientific Interest
  • Somerset SMR PRN: 33939

Record last edited

Feb 7 2017 9:23AM

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