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Muir of Ord


Nearest Town:Dingwall (9km N)
OS Ref (GB):   NH527497 / Sheet: 26
Latitude:57° 30' 48.76" N
Longitude:   4° 27' 33.49" W

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"Today the interior [of the Muir of Ord] has been levelled for one of the greens on a golf courseā€¦ As the players engage in the ritual of depositing a chalky white ball into a hole carefully positioned inside the henge, one wonders if they sense faint mocking laughter somewhere on the green".

Aubrey Burl
Prehistoric Henges
Shire Books

"The siting of the pin in the middle of the sacred area has a certain resonance, although archaeologically one would always prefer to see such sites undisturbed a rare case of a "hole in one" being less than desirable!"

Scottish Golf Environment Group
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
31st December 2005ce
Edited 31st December 2005ce

This henge lies on the Muir of Ord golf-course where it has been utilised as a green.
The henge is roughly oval measuring 84x64 ft with a ditch averaging 18ft wide.
There are three entrance causeways, two in the NW & SE and one that may be a later addition.
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
31st December 2005ce