Henge east of Akeld Lodge (Akeld)
Aerial photographs of this area showed a circular cropmark. Further investigation revealed that the ditch's external diameter was about 36m and the ditch itself was 6.7m wide. There were traces of two possible entrances. Inside the ditch was an internal ring of post-holes. A ring of nine smaller pits encircled a central pit which may have been a grave.
This site was probably a henge, a type of religious site, belonging to the Neolithic period. It may have been related to a large complex of similar sites found widely spread across the Milfield Basin.
|Historical period:||Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1967; D King|
Source of Reference
Local History of Akeld
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