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Monument Number 859137

Hob Uid: 859137
Location :
Somerset West and Taunton
Grid Ref : SS8440646019
Summary : Remains of a prehistoric stone row on Porlock Common comprising three stones.
More information : SS 846461.
The stone row was not found by the RCHME in 1990, except for a single, prone slab at SS 84644601. This stone is 0.8m long, 0.45m wide and 0.18 thick; the area is under thick heather which makes it difficult to assess its relevance (1).

The site was recorded in the RCHME Lithics project on Exmoor (2).

Three stones were found close to the course of the Porlock Railway on the northern edge of Porlock Common. The westernmost stone lies at SS 84349 46302. It is recumbent and measures 1x0.45x0.2m. Sixty metres to the east an edge set stone 0.6x0.3x0.05m lies at SS 84406 46018. Fifty metres to the east of this stone, at SS 84452 46018, lies a recumbent stone. It measures 1x0.4x0.1m. All three lie in an area of heather which has been recently burnt. The stones were surveyed using GPS as part of the East Exmoor Project (3).

These three stones make an alignment with that found by authority 1 in 1990, and probably form part of the stone row recorded by R McDonnell in in 1973, which consisted of 11 recumbent stones (4).

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Source Number : 1
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RCHME Field Investigation, 10-JAN-1990. P Pattison.
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Source : Lithic monuments within Exmoor National Park : a new survey for management purposes by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Riley H 19 Aug 1997 RCHME Field Investigation
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Source Number : 4
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
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Page(s) : Jan-13
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Vol(s) : 132, 1988

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Prehistoric
Display Date : Prehistoric
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -500000
Monument Type : Stone Alignment
Evidence : Structure

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33929
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 84 NW 28
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Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 84 NW 28
Start Date : 1990-01-10
End Date : 1990-01-10