MHG9064 - Henge, Teanagarin Cottage
Probable henge at Culbokie.
Type and Period (1)
- HENGE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
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>
- --- 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. 66.
- --- 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. 372-3, No. 272.
- <1> 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. 73-6; plan 74, fig. 2, plate III(3).
- <2> Text/Publication/Volume: Feachem, R W. 1963. A Guide to Prehistoric Scotland. 1st. 67.
- <3> 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. 26, No. 79.
- <4> 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 130.
- <5> Image/Photograph(s): Scott, D. 2010-11. Photographs and information from Douglas Scott. Colour. Yes. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 5944 5779 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
|Civil Parish||URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM1668 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12776 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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