MHG53523 - Possible henge or Enclosure, Achmore


A circular feature of apparent archaeological origin, possibly a henge.

Type and Period (4)

  • HENGE? (Neolithic to Early Bronze Age - 4000 BC to 1501 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) HOMESTEAD? (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • (Alternate Type) RING DITCH? (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2400 BC? to 560 AD?)
  • CIRCULAR ENCLOSURE (Neolithic to Late Iron Age - 4000 BC? to 560 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Paul Swan, a local researcher, has reported a circular feature which he spotted on Google Earth aerial photography. The feature has not been observed on the ground previously. The ground appears to have been improved in the past and is now very wet and under sedge. <1>

Subsequent checking of Get Mapping vertical aerial photographs supplied by ESRI confirmed the presence of the feature, which is approximately 26m in diameter and has an apparent entrance on the eastern side. There is a faint suggestion of an external bank. <2> The feature also appears on a 1946 RAF vertical aerial photograph where it is less clear whether or not there is an entrance. <3>

The site was visited again by Mr Swan and photographed. As suspected there is nothing visible on the surface. <4>

GIS spatial data created 2018 based on aerial photography 1999-2001. <5>

Sources/Archives (5)



Grid reference Centred NG 87509 33007 (22m by 21m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG83SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish LOCHALSH

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