Prehistoric Settlement at North End, Lundy
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Devon County Council
Torridge District Council
Torridge and West Devon
SN133133 (213318, 147709)
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An extensive area of prehistoric remains at the north end of Lundy. The remains consist of hut circles, relict field walls, small enclosures or stock pounds and burial cairns. At the south end of the settlement are the foundations of a 19th century summer house set among the field walls. There are two groups of remains. The northern group consists of a large hut circle, 15 metres in diameter, and one large cairn, 20 metres in diameter. Four smaller cairns are adjacent to this cairn on its south side. The southern group of remains has a cairn to the north of an area of hut circles and relict walls which extends over the width of the island. There are five hut circle complexes, each with an annexe or attached enclosure. Field walls link the settlements and in the southern half of the area is a series of terraces which were enclosed by low walls. Two of these hut circles have been part excavated in the past and Bronze Age pottery found at each site. It is now known as John O'Groat's House. One of the southernmost terraces support the remains of the foundations of a summer house built by the Heaven family who owned the island during the 19th century. Scheduled.
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