MHG9059 - Henge, Conon Bridge
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Type and Period (2)
- (Former Type) HENGE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
- (Alternate Type) HENGIFORM MONUMENT (Bronze Age - 2400 BC to 551 BC)
NH55NW 1 5429 5507.
Earthwork (NR) OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2nd ed., (1907)
Woodham calls this a henge monument consisting of a flat circular area 48' diam, surrounded by ditch 9' wide, with entrance causeway in SE, 5' wide. A bank 12' wide surrounds ditch but has no entrance to correspond with causeway; bank is 80' - 85' in overall diam.
Feachem states that, at first sight, this seems to be a Class I henge, 75' diam measured from crest of bank, but only excavation can determine whether bank was origianally fully annular; if it were so then, at best, structure could be called a protohenge or hengiform earthwork. Whether henge or not, it is extremely likely to be of about 2nd or 3rd millenium BC date.
A A Woodham 1955; R W Feachem 1963
This earthwork is as described above.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 22 January 1965.
Hengi-form site. G J Wainwright 1969.
Class I henge. H A W Burl 1969.
No change. Visited by RCAHMS (J R S) March 1989.
Richard Bradley's excavations at Pullyhour, a similar henge in Caithness (see MHG1368), dated it to the Bronze Age. It is therefore possible that this henge too is of Bronze Age date. <1>
- --- SHG2187 Text/Publication/Volume: Feachem, R W. 1963. A Guide to Prehistoric Scotland. 1st. 67.
- --- SHG24076 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Oblique: Bone, J. Aerial photographs of various sites submitted by Jim Bone. Colour. Yes. Digital.
- --- SHG2675 Text/Report: 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. 64.
- --- SHG306 Text/Publication/Monograph: Harding and Lee, A F and G E. 1987. Henge monuments and related sites of Great Britain: air photographic evidence and catalogue. Brit Ser. 175. 372, No. 271.
- --- SHG3819 Image/Photograph(s): B/W Negative. .
- --- SHG61 Text/Publication/Article: 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.
- --- SHG810 Text/Publication/Article: Woodham, A A. 1955. 'Four henge monuments in Easter Ross', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 87 1952-3, p.72-9. Proc Soc Antiq Scot. 72-9. 72; pl. IV, 1.
- --- SHG889 Text/Publication/Article: Burl, H A W. 1969. 'Henges: internal features and regional groups', Archaeol J Vol. 126 1969, p.1-28. Archaeol J. 1-28. 19, 26.
- <1> SHG28042 Text/Publication/Monograph: Bradley, R. 2011. Stages and Screens, An investigation of four henge monuments in northern and north-eastern Scotland. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph Series. pp. 161-2.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5429 5507 (52m by 60m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
|Civil Parish||URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER|
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External Links (3)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM1666 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1925324 (View photograph(s) of this site on the geograph website)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12781 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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