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)

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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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 5429 5507 (52m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH55NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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