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The Widow's Tenement

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork

Nearest Town:Northam (36km ESE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS136467 / Sheet: 180
Latitude:51° 11' 18.67" N
Longitude:   4° 40' 3.75" W

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Although mainly known as a medieval settlement, this diamond-shaped enclosure actually also contains several Bronze Age and Iron Age features. The link below tells you more. Several large terraced field headlands, known as lynchets, are generally attributed to the Iron Age. A hut circle settlement also exists, which is similar to Bronze Age settlements elsewhere on Lundy. There are also five cairns scattered within the enclosure of which at least two are Bronze Age burial cairns. This is at least 3,000 years of history all in one enclosure! pure joy Posted by pure joy
10th April 2004ce
Edited 18th April 2004ce


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Detailed info on the Widow's Tenement

Extract from English Heritage's record of scheduled monuments, via the MAGIC site.

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pure joy Posted by pure joy
18th April 2004ce