Two enclosures on South Common


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Bronze Age
Hut Circle

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

North Devon Council


Lynton and Lynmouth

Parliamentary Constituency

North Devon

Grid Reference

SN698698 (269753, 144764)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.1867, -3.86391

Nearest Postcode

EX31 4RF

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Two sub-circular enclosures containing hut circles are visible on South Common, with two further hut circles to their immediate south. Faint traces of other circular features around the enclosures are visible on oblique aerial photographs, but these may be natural features or begetation. All the features lie within an area of 19th century enclosure and ridge and furrow. The smaller of the two enclosures measures 31.4 metres in diameter and 0.4 metres high. The hut circle within is visible as a platform 6.8 metres by 0.4 metres high. The second enclosure is significantly larger at 45.4m by 303.3m by 0.7m high, and shows signs of internal coursed walling. The hut circle within measures 10.5m by 0.4m high. The additional hut circles to the south measure 9.3m by 0.3 with an entrance on the south side, and 5.7m cut into the hillside.

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