Sea wall, Bossington, Holnicote Estate

Record ID:  115289 / MNA141458
Record type:  Boundary
Protected Status: None Recorded
NT Property:  Holnicote Estate; South West
Civil Parish:  Porlock; West Somerset; Somerset
Grid Reference:  SS 8899 4822
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Sea wall built along top of land behind pebble ridge

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Monument Types

  • SEA DEFENCES (Post Medieval to Early 21st century - 1540 AD to 2050 AD (between))


The sea wall is built along the top of the land immediately behind the pebble ridge. It runs from the west where it is kinked in a ‘Z’ shape, then almost due east towards the limekiln. The pill box (115410) interrupts it. Near the limekiln (115233) the wall veers slightly in to the land, and from then on it is very overgrown by brambles, its course and condition are very difficult to follow. It finishes near the tip (115301). The construction is varied and suggests either different periods of build or different stone masons, or both.

Condition: fair


  • SNA65155 - Unpublished document: Isabel Richardson. 2007. Bossington Farm Archaeological Survey.

  • SZN48220 - Unpublished document: Isabel Richardson. 2001. Archaeological Survey of the Holnicote Estate, Somerset.


None Recorded

Other Statuses and References

  • Conservation Area
  • National Park

Associated Events

  • ENA3149 - Field Survey, Archaeological Survey of the Holnicote Estate 2001
  • ENA6642 - Field Survey, Bossington Farm Archaeological Survey

Associated Finds

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Related Records

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