MHG9108 - Henge, Castle Hill, Muir of Ord

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Type and Period (2)

  • HENGE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)
  • (Alternate Type) CASTLE (Neolithic - 4000 BC to 2401 BC)

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Full Description

NH54NW 12 5273 4972.
OS 6"map, Ross-shire, 2n ed., Castle Hill, Fort (1907)

A Class II henge with a mean measurement of extreme diameters from crest to crest between 100' and 105'. The monument has been used as a green on Muir of Ord golf course, and a short stretch of NW arc of ditch has been filled in. The wasting of the bank may also be due in some measure to mutilation, but the general state of preservation is moderate. The interior measures c85' by c65' and two segments of ditch c18' in width and 4' in depth. The axis of henge lies a little S of E and N of W. Seen by R J C Atkinson and classified as a henge.
R W Feachem 1963; A J Beaton 1883; A A Woodham 1955; Info from A A Woodham to OS 27 May 1965 and 3 June 1965

A henge, as described above. Resurveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (R D) 10 January 1965

Castle Hill displays none of the characteristics of a normal henge monument; its classification as such should be treated with caution.
Visited by OS (A C) 8 May 1967

Class II henge. H A W Burl 1969

Hengi-form site. G J Wainwright 1969


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG3779.


Untitled Source (Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph). SHG3780.


Beaton, A J, 1883, 'Notes on ancient fortifications in the Black Isle, Ross-shire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 17 1882-3, p.414-23, 414; plan 415 (fig. 1) (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1191.


Woodham, A A, 1955, 'Four henge monuments in Easter Ross', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 87 1952-3, p.72-9, 76 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG810.


Feachem, R W, 1963, A Guide to Prehistoric Scotland, 66-7 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2187.


Burl, H A W, 1969, 'Henges: internal features and regional groups', Archaeol J Vol. 126 1969, p.1-28, 19, 24, No. 61 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG889.


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. 63 (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, 367, 369, No. 268 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG306.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5272 4971 (60m by 60m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH54NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URRAY

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