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Visited 22.7.14

Next to a minor road, north-west of Contin on the A835

Spotted this on my O/S map.

This was my last but certainly not best site of the day.

You can just about make out the circular ditch of the henge amid the tall spiky grass which indicates how wet and bogy the ground is here. Not much else to say really.
On the plus side it is right next to the road so access is easy.

If you are in the area and only have time to visit one henge go and see the one at Cononbridge instead.

CANMORE states:
Contin (Henge): A monument of which there is certain room for doubt. At first sight it seems to be a Class I henge, 75' diameter, but the bank appears to run without interruption across the entrance causeway in the ditch. Only excavation could determine if it was a henge. Even so, it is extremely likely that it belongs to some obscure phase of the transitional period early in the 2nd or even late in the 3rd millenium BC.
R W Feachem 1963

Probable henge, as described above. Slightly mutilated in the W quadrant.
Resurveyed at 1:2500.
Visited by OS (R D) 20 January 1965

Classified as a henge, as opposed to a possible henge.
H A W Burl 1969
Posted by CARL
13th August 2014ce
Edited 14th August 2014ce

Comments (3)

Carl - already had this site deleted once. Are you sure you didn't see the henge at:

Didn't see anything at the co-ordinates given. If the former, thought it a very impressive site, to be fair.
14th August 2014ce
Mr G, you are right - this is the one I saw.
However, it was far more overgrown when I visited than is shown in the photos.
It looks to me that the 'spiky' grass has now covered more of the henge.
Thanks for the correction! :)
Posted by CARL
14th August 2014ce
Amazing what a couple of summer growing months can do - my pictures were taken at the end of May. Lovely pasture. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
14th August 2014ce
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