MHG9064 - Henge, Teanagarin Cottage

Summary

Probable henge at Culbokie.

Type and Period (1)

  • HENGE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

Protected Status

Full Description

NH55NE 5 5945 5779.
Fort (NR) OS 1/10,000map, (1974)

Culbokie, Henge Monument: A ditch 26' wide encloses a roughly circular area averaging 48' diameter The present width of an entrance to E is 33'. The diameter from crest to crest of banks varies from 90'-96'.
Feachem (1963) states that, at frist sight, this is a Class I henge, but as bank runs across entrance causeway only excavation can determine whether bank was originally fully annular. If so, this can at best be called a proto-henge or hengiform earthwork. Whether henge or not, it is extremely likely to be of c2nd or 3rd millenium BC date.
A A Woodham 1955, R W Feachem 1963. <1><2>

Probable henge, as described above.
Resurveyed at 1:2500. Visited by OS (N K B) 19 January 1965

Class I henge. H A W Burl 1969. <3>

Hengi-form site. G J Wainwright 1969. <4>

No change. Visited by RCAHMS (JRS) March 1989.

Photograph submitted to the HER by D Scott in November 2010. <5>


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. 66 (Text/Report). SHG2675.


Harding and Lee, A F and G E, 1987, Henge monuments and related sites of Great Britain: air photographic evidence and catalogue, 372-3, No. 272 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG306.


<1> Woodham, A A, 1955, 'Four henge monuments in Easter Ross', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 87 1952-3, p.72-9, 73-6; plan 74, fig. 2, plate III(3) (Text/Publication/Article). SHG810.


<2> Feachem, R W, 1963, A Guide to Prehistoric Scotland, 67 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2187.


<3> Burl, H A W, 1969, 'Henges: internal features and regional groups', Archaeol J Vol. 126 1969, p.1-28, 26, No. 79 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG889.


<4> 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 130 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG61.


<5> Scott, D, 2010-11, Photographs and information from Douglas Scott (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG25031.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5944 5779 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH55NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER

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