HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Historic England research records Result
Historic England research recordsPrintable version | About Historic England research records

Historic England Research Records

Monument Number 36316

Hob Uid: 36316
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Porlock
Grid Ref : SS8435043550
Summary : Two well-defined hut circles - one a massive sub-circular platform measuring 16.5m. The second is smaller and is defined by stony scarps.
More information : SS 84354355. A substantial circular platform approximately 16m
diameter levelled into a fairly steep hillside, was located in
fieldwork on Porlock Allotment. A second smaller platform was
recorded slightly above and to the south-east. (Listed under
Prehistoric). (1)

Two well defined hut circles on steep, west facing slopes in a sheltered combe at the head of Weir Water.
SS 8433 4358. The largest of the two, a massively terraced, sub circular platform, cut into the hillside by 1.4 m. It has an overall diameter of 16.5 m, with the platform measuring 12 m diameter. An easing of the natural slope on its southern side marks the original entrance. This feature is an exceptionally well defined example of prehistoric settlement on Exmoor.
SS 8435 4356. A second smaller platform, defined by stony scarps 0.4 m high. It is 9.7 m in diameter and is crossed by modern paths which are causing some erosion, and have exposed the stony core of the encircling scarps.
Surveyed with GPS at 1:1000 scale, 19 August 1996. (2)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
Source details :
Page(s) : 116
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 124, 1980
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North & H Riley 19-AUG-1996
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number :
Source : Porlock Allotment/enclosure/hut platforms/SS 84 SW 29, 57/ink survey
Source details :
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number :
Source : Porlock Allotment Hut Circles/pencil survey
Source details :
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Prehistoric
Display Date : Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -500000
Monument Type : Hut Circle
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33961
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 57
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :