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Monument Number 36317

Hob Uid: 36317
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Porlock
Grid Ref : SS8379042900
Summary : Two short lengths of bank possibly part of a field system of uncertain date.
More information : SS 83994312 and SS 83904270. Two short lengths of bank, 50.0m and
12.0m long respectively, within 008 degrees of the same orientation
were recorded on Porlock Allotment. The parish boundary between
Porlock and Exmoor is on a similar orientation and may represent the
fossilization of another element in a possible field system. (Listed
under prehistoric). (1)

Various sections of field boundaries of uncertain date are visible to the south of the headwaters of Weir Water. They are not conclusively part of the same system and are generally fragmentary. They are confused by later activity in the area, including the Simonsbath to Porlock Railway (SS 84 SW 44) and drains, such as the two converging drainage features at SS 8388 4334.
They comprise:
At SS 8399 4309 is a short stretch of stony bank, 1.6 m wide and 0.4 m high.
At SS 8383 4299 is an L-shaped length of stony bank in a patch of bracken and reeds.
At SS 8402 4333 is a bank and ditch flanking the southern side of the trackbed of the Simonsbath to Porlock Railway.
All features surveyed with GPS, 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) : 65
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Plates :
Vol(s) : 126, 1982
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R Wilson-North 12-AUG-1996
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Type : Field System
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 SW 58
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1478260
Relationship type : General association

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