Tag Archives: Henges

Boxted Cross Henge, Colchester, Essex

Henge Monument:  OS Grid Reference – TM 0093 3277 Archaeology & History As with many sites in Southern England, intensive agriculture has taken its toll on the archaic monuments.  The Boxted Cross henge is no exception and hardly any elements … Continue reading

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Hickford Hill, Belchamp St Paul, Essex

Enclosure:  OS Grid Reference – TL 7872 4537 Archaeology & History Several hundred yards northeast from Hickford Hill, a cluster of prehistoric sites could once be seen close to each other just south of the River Stour below line of … Continue reading

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Shealwalls Enclosure, Alyth, Perthshire

Enclosure:  OS Grid reference – NO 23922 51484  —  NEW FIND Getting Here Take the B954 north out of the Alyth, up through the hills.  After just over 2 miles (3km), take the left turn up to Bamff.  Go along … Continue reading

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Priddy Henges, Priddy, Somerset

Henges:  OS Grid Reference – ST 540 528 Also Known as: The Castles Priddy Circles The Rings Archaeology & History Although cited in all modern archaeology texts as a series of four henge monuments, a recent article by J. Lewis … Continue reading

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Woodhenge, Dorchester, Oxfordshire

Timber Circle (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 5775 9513 Also Known as: Dorchester 3 NMR NUMBER: SU 59 NE 53 Site no. 371.21.1 Archaeology & History Although ascribed as a wooden ‘henge’ by archaeologist Jean Cook, the site is … Continue reading

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Angel Moon Field, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grif Reference – SE 4734 2449 Also Known as: Roundhill Field Archaeology & History One of a number of sites that used to exist in this part of West Yorkshire before the coming of the Industrialists and … Continue reading

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Round Hill Field, Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire

Tumulus (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SE 47336 24493 Also Known as: Mound 1 (Roberts) Roundhill Field Archaeology & History Close to the important ceremonial monument of Ferrybridge Henge could once be seen be this singular grave and ring-ditch, 53 … Continue reading

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Nunwick Henge, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Henge Monument:  OS Grid Reference – SE 3229 7484 Archaeology & History A couple of miles west of the Hutton Moor henge we find the faint remans of another large prehistoric ritual site, soon to fade from existence.  Although the … Continue reading

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Yarnbury Henge, Grassington, North Yorkshire

Henge:  OS Grid Reference – SE 01405 65413 Getting Here In Grassington, go up the main street and keep going uphill, out of town.  You’re on Moor Road now and it keeps going northeast for about a mile, where the … Continue reading

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Big Rings Henge, Dorchester, Oxfordshire

Henge (destroyed):  OS Grid Reference – SU 572 953 Archaeology & History Very close to the once impressive Dorchester Cursus, this double-ringed prehistoric monument can no longer be seen thanks to the self-righteous arrogance of modern industrialists who care little … Continue reading

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