Keys to the Past

Henge north-east of Milfield Hill (Milfield)

A Bronze Age henge was found here. It was excavated by archaeologists who found a circular ditch containing a circle of 30 small pits. These pits probably held upright wooden posts. Six larger pits were probably burials, although no human remains were found. In the Anglo-Saxon period, the same area was used as a cemetery. The archaeologists found five Anglo-Saxon burials. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2010
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Milfield

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