MHG9008 - Henge - Dugary

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Type and Period (1)

  • HENGE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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NH55SW 11 5232 5266.
Earthwork (NR) OS 1/10,000map, (1973)

Circular, hengiform earthwork (G J Wainwright 1969) consisiting of a ditch with an outer bank.
Visiible on OS APs OS.67.46:58-9 (23 April 1967); Visible on CUCAP APs AT 170 (J K St Joseph).

In a cultivated field, set slightly into SE side of a small hillock at 60 ft OD, there is a circular earthwork much reduced by ploughing. It consists of a bank, now visible on ground in N and SE quadrants only, measuring about 42 m from crest to crest. Within this bank there is a ditch, about 10m in width and 0.7 m in depth, enclosing a level circular platform 20m in diameter. In SE quadrant of ditch there is a very slight swelling which may be the remains of a causeway, but there is no corresponding break in the bank. This earthwork, although larger, is v similar to nearby proto-henges at Contin (NH 45 NW 1), Culbokie (NH 55 NE 4), and Conon Bridge (NH 55 NW 1).
Surveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (A A) 24 November 1967.

The site was Scheduled in 1973.

Listed as a possible Class 1 henge. APs (Visible on RCAHMS APs RC 1870-2 (1978) show that entrance lies on SSW. RCAHMS 1979, visited 1979. <1>

The site was photographed from the air in 1983 by R B Gourlay of the Highland Council. <2> <3> <4> <5> <6> <7> <8> <9>

The earthwork has been ploughed-out, and there is nothing visible on ground. Just visible on recent OS APS.
Information from OS (R Wilby, Inverness) 4 May 1989.

Jim Bone Aerial Photographs 2003 show that the "henge" is not circular but closer to eyeball shape with broader ditch on W side to create protruberance. In addition to this there is a v strong possibility of an outer ditch visible also on this side. It is notable that the monument lies within 2 (now filled in) channels. Another slightly smaller circular feature with central pit lies to the E of this, largely outwith the scheduled area - HAW 10/2003

The Scheduled area was amended by Historic Environment Scotland in 2016. <10> <11>


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, 374, No. 276; plan, 375 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG306.


<1> RCAHMS, 1979, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. The archaeological sites and monuments of the Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty District, Highland Region, 13, No. 65 (Text/Report). SHG2675.


<2> Gourlay, R B, 1983, AP : Henge (?), Dugary (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11744.


<3> Gourlay, R B, 1983, AP : Henge (?), Dugary (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11745.


<4> Gourlay, R B, 1983, AP : Henge (?), Dugary (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11746.


<5> Gourlay, R B, 1983, AP : Henge, Dungary and Ringditch, Logieside (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11747.


<6> Gourlay, R B, 1983, AP : Henge, Dungary and Ringditch, Logieside (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11748.


<7> Gourlay, R B, 1983, AP : Henge (?), Dugary (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG11749.


<8> Gourlay, R B, 1983, Henge and cropmark (Ringditch) from the north-east (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG3790.


<9> Gourlay, R B, 1983, Henge(?) - Very faint, Dugary (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG3802.


<10> Historic Environment Scotland, 2016, Changes to the Schedule of Monuments: 620, 889, 1827, 3145, 3403, 13619, 13621, 13623, 13637 (Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument). SHG27616.


<11> Historic Environment Scotland, 2016, Amended entry in the Schedule of Monuments: SM3403: Dugary, henge 425m SE of (Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument). SHG27629.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5231 5267 (93m by 92m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH55SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER

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