Porlock Common, South West

WPP1060101

View from north west. The two figures in the background denote the south eastern end of the alignment.

Location

England Somerset Exmoor SS 84575 44654
Lat 51.18917211   Long -3.65279938

 

Characteristics

Type: Double Length: 28m
No. of stones: 11 Size of stones: Only small
Tallest stone: 0.15m Shortest stone: 0.01m
Orientation: 127° Altitude: 412m
Upper end: – Lower end: –
Straight (Yes or No)  : Sea View: Yes
Context:  Stone circle, stone settings and cairn
Notes: Recently excavated.

Other Information

Public Access:  Yes
Land Status: National Park
Scheduled Ancient Monument: No

Identification

Category: Plausible. No doubts have been expressed regarding the prehistoric interpretation of this row.


Photographs

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The two largest stones forming part of this minilithic double row. View from north west (Scale 1m).

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Tiny stones forming part of the stone row (Scale 1m).

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The whole of this row is consists of small stones that barely protrude through the surface.

Access Information

Car parking is available at SS 84543 44569. From here walk northward along the roadside verge for about 50m then veer to the right and walk up the hill for about 50m. The row is not at all obvious and may take you a while to find.


Online Resources 

Megalithic Portal     Modern Antiquarian     PastScape     Historic Environment Record

Dig Porlock Project 2013

Other References

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.

Gillings, M., 2014, ‘Excavation and Survey at Porlock Stone Circle and Stone Row, Exmoor’, Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, 158, 1-28.

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