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HER Number:MDV45875
Name:Hut Circle at North End Settlement Site, Lundy


Well preserved hut circle with rectangular annexe. Inner wall of upright granite slabs packed with earth and stones and with two upright stones forming the doorposts.


Grid Reference:SS 134 476
Map Sheet:SS14NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLundy
Ecclesiastical ParishLUNDY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Trust SMR: 108018
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS14NW/2/11
  • Old SAM County Ref: 735
  • Old SAM Ref: 30356
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS14NW/SW20

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HUT CIRCLE (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Langham, A. + M., 1960, Untitled Source, 83 (Monograph). SDV6870.

Other details: Plan.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1962 - 1977, SS14NW/SW20 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV6863.

National Trust, 1989, Lundy, Devon. Vol. One, 18 (Report - Survey). SDV1275.

One of the best preserved huts at North End settlement site. Bi-cellular and contiguous with the boundary wall. Doorway opens to south-east. Circular in plan. 3.5 metres internal diameter and 0.9 metres high. Has been excavated. Large rectangular outbuilding abutting it, possibly a store or animal store. Inner wall of upright granite slabs backed with earth or stone. Two upright stones forming doorposts. Other details: 101,022.

Claris, P. D. + Thackray, D. W. R., 1990, Historic Landscape Survey of Lundy: 1st interim report, 29 (Article in Serial). SDV6856.

Other details: Plan.

National Trust, 1998, The National Trust Sites and Monuments Record. Compressed Site Reports. Lundy. SMR Sites Nos 108000-108150, 108018 (Report - non-specific). SDV344688.

Route of coastal path runs through part of the settlement site and slight damage is being caused by walkers to the south-east and east of the main hut circle. This hut circle has an internal diameter of 3.5 metres and an internal height of circa 0.9 metres. A large, rectangular outhouse, possibly an animal house or store, abutts it. Walls of granite packed with earth and small stones. Well preserved with door jambs standing and because of this it seems to have suffered sporadic excavation. Possibly the summer house referred to by Chanter.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1275Report - Survey: National Trust. 1989. Lundy, Devon. Vol. One. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 18.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #92636 ]
SDV344688Report - non-specific: National Trust. 1998. The National Trust Sites and Monuments Record. Compressed Site Reports. Lundy. SMR Sites Nos 108000-108150. The National Trust Sites and Monuments Record. A4 Stapled + Digital. 108018.
SDV6856Article in Serial: Claris, P. D. + Thackray, D. W. R.. 1990. Historic Landscape Survey of Lundy: 1st interim report. Lundy Field Society Annual Report. 41. A5 Paperback. 29.
SDV6863Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1962 - 1977. SS14NW/SW20. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV6870Monograph: Langham, A. + M.. 1960. Lundy, Bristol Channel. Unknown. 83.

Associated Monuments

MDV13Part of: North Combe Settlement, Lundy (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 29 2010 2:17PM