The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

   

Balfarg Riding School

Henge

<b>Balfarg Riding School</b>Posted by greywetherImage © greywether
Nearest Town:Glenrothes (3km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   NO285032 / Sheet: 59
Latitude:56° 12' 57.62" N
Longitude:   3° 9' 10.82" W

Added by greywether


Discussion Topics0 discussions
Start a topic



Show map   (inline Google Map)

Images (click to view fullsize)

Add an image Add an image
<b>Balfarg Riding School</b>Posted by thesweetcheat <b>Balfarg Riding School</b>Posted by thesweetcheat <b>Balfarg Riding School</b>Posted by thesweetcheat <b>Balfarg Riding School</b>Posted by thesweetcheat <b>Balfarg Riding School</b>Posted by thesweetcheat <b>Balfarg Riding School</b>Posted by greywether <b>Balfarg Riding School</b>Posted by greywether

Fieldnotes

Add fieldnotes Add fieldnotes
Balfarg Riding School Mortuary Enclosures

Situated between the Balfarg henge and the Balbirnie stone circle, this reconstructed site comprises a sub-rectangular ring of posts with an inner "avenue" of thicker posts.

It has been interpreted as a mortuary enclosure in which the inner posts would hold platforms on which the dead would be laid out to be defleshed before burial.

The reconstruction is one of two similar buildings excavated in the area - the other, almost identical, site being some 70m to the SW.

These monuments went out of use around 3200bce and a henge (earlier than the main henge at Balfarg) was built around the area which now houses the reconstructed mortuary enclosure.
greywether Posted by greywether
5th October 2004ce
Edited 5th October 2004ce