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Exmoor (Devon)



Desirable round house unearthed on Exmoor

By Tony Gussin of the North Devon Gazette.

The silent earth of Exmoor has given up some of its secrets in the form of a prehistoric home dating back 3,500 years.

Members of the North Devon Archaeological Society were thrilled to uncover the remains of a Bronze Age round house as they carried out a two-week excavation at a site near Parracombe.

It was the third year a dig has taken place on the site, and last year the team uncovered an almost complete prehistoric pot, now on display at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.

But although nothing as intact was found this time, the group was still delighted when members uncovered a series of stone clad 'post holes' clearly marking out where the walls of a round house once stood.

Similar to a replica which can be seen near Braunton Burrows, the structure would have had a conical thatched roof and measured around 30 feet across.Continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
17th August 2004ce
Edited 25th June 2009ce

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