MHG11021 - Possible Henge, Ascoile

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Type and Period (1)

  • HENGE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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Condition photos 25/09/2004 - HAW 9/2004

Site visit 07/07/2004 shows that cable/pipeline has been cut across the site close to the road, wheeled vehicle damage is causing its exposure. See photos. The monument is further cut by the road with earthworks & outer ditch on the opp side of the road to the main monument. - HAW 7/2004

NC81SW 4 8309 1058. Earthwork (NR) OS 6"map, (1969)
On the S side of the roadway, one mile W of Allt Smeorail are the remains of a circular earthwork of which rather less than half has been destroyed by the intersection of the road. It consists of a mound 27 feet in diameter, surrounded by a ditch 6 feet wide. The upcast from ditch has been heaped on the outer perimeter. In the centre are some large stones suggestive of the interior of a cairn, and large stones remain on the outer rampart and in the ditch.
J M Davidson 1948.

This earthwork was considered to be henge when visited summer of 1960. The ditch is 1-2 feet deep and the bank about 3 feet wide. There is little to suggest an entrance causeway across the surviving portion of the ditch, and it is concluded that a single entrance must have been located somewhere in the sector destroyed by the road.
A A Woodham 1960.

This earthwork is as described by Davidson (1948) and Woodham (1960).
It is situated on an old river terrace at the base of a steep SW facing slope. The central area is disturbed, and numerous stones protrude through the turf. However the feature displays the characteristics of a hengiform earthwork similar to those at Migdale (NH69SW 36) and Conon Bridge (NH55NW 1).
Revised at 1:10,560.
Visited by OS (R D L) 28 April 1964 and (J B) 17 December 1975.

A doubtful hengi-form earthwork
G J W Wainwright 1969.


Earthwork (henge?), Ascoile, Upper Strath Brora (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9764.


Earthwork, henge?, Ascoile, Upper Strath Brora (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9744.


Davidson, J M, 1948, 'A miscellany of antiquities in Easter Ross and Sutherland', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, Vol 80 (1945-46), pp 25-33, p 33 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG52.


Woodham, A A, 1960, 'Greeanan', Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 1960, p.39-40, 39-40 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG877.


Wainwright, G J, 1969, 'A review of henge monuments in the light of recent research', Proc Prehist Soc, Vol 35 (New Series), pp 112-33, p 129 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG61.


Harding and Lee, A F and G E, 1987, Henge monuments and related sites of Great Britain: air photographic evidence and catalogue, 363-4, No. 264 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG306.

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Grid reference Centred NC 8308 1057 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC81SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

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