Chambered Stone Dwelling 560m South West of Tibbett's Lookout, Lundy

Devon

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Hut
Neolithic

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

Torridge District Council

Parish

Torridge District

Parliamentary Constituency

Torridge and West Devon

Grid Reference

SN133133 (213281, 146136)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1834, -4.67198

Nearest Postcode

EX39 2LY

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Notes

An enclosed chambered dwelling site on the cliff top above Jenny's Cove. There is a natural spring 20m to the south and the enclosed area is tucked under a rock outcrop. The settlement was partly excavated in 1967, which revealed an enclosure 16m in diameter with an outer wall of granite orthostats filled with rubble and approximately 3m thick on the west, south and south east sides. A sheltered entrance is formed by a gap on the east side. Within this entrance there are two chambers which may originally have had corbelled roofs. The larger chamber has internal dimensions of 8m by 3m, whilst the smaller chamber is 2m diameter internally. The type of building is not found elsewhere on the island; it may be an Iron Age hut or small farmhouse or, as the excavator thought, a house comparable to a Neolithic black house as found in the Hebrides.

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