Two upright stones. View from west (scale 1m).
|England||Somerset||Exmoor||SS 8402 4470|
|Lat 51.1897125394035 Long -3.66099303479281|
Plan of the stones and cairns at Porlock Allotment, NE. (Source: Survey by Sandy Gerrard at 1:200).
|Type: Uncertain||Length: ?|
|No. of stones: 2||Size of stones: Small, medium and large|
|Orientation: ?°||Altitude: 373m|
|Upper end: –||Lower end: Cairn|
|Straight (Yes or No) :||Sea View:|
|Context: Stone circle, cairns, prehistoric settlement and stone row|
|Public Access: Yes|
|Land Status: National Park|
|Scheduled Ancient Monument: Yes|
Category: Uncertain. Whilst this maybe the remains of a stone row with associated cairns and a stone setting, it is more likely that it is the much mutilated remains of a more complex setting. Future work may clarify the interpretation.
Looking westward along the row (Scale 1m).
Looking westward along the row with the recumbent slab and cairn highlighted (Scale 1m).
West of the recumbent slab there is a single edge set slab denoted by the ranging rod and a number of other stones which may indicate the presence of a second cairn. View from west (Scale 1m).
The recumbent slab. View from west.
The nearby cairn is likely to be broadly contemporary. View from north (Scale 1m).
Car parking is available at SS 84543 44569. From here walk northward along the roadside verge for about 50m, then cross the road and enter the field on you left using the gateway. Head westward passing the stone circle. Best visited in the winter or spring months when the bracken is not growing.
Burl, A., 1993, From Carnac to Callanish – The prehistoric rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany, Yale University Press, New York and London, pg. 216.
First Published: 26th January 2018
Last Updated: 11th March 2020