Keys to the Past

Old Yeavering Henge (Kirknewton)

These are the remains of a Bronze Age henge, a kind of ditched and banked enclosure used for religious purposes. It was first recorded on an aerial photograph of the area. A grave of the same date was found by the western entrance to the site. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2037
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 Kirknewton

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