Keys to the Past

Marleyknowe henge (Ewart)

In the 19th century a small circular earthwork was recorded near Marleyknowe. Since that time the enclosure has been ploughed down and now it can only be seen as a cropmark from the air. Aerial photographs show an almost circular enclosure with a diameter of about 30m. The surrounding ditch is cut in short sections with causeways or ramps across it. The enclosure is thought to be a henge and probably dates to the late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2024
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ewart

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