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Willington Henge


Also known as:
  • Monument No. 1175002

Nearest Town:Bedford (6km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   TL11445082 / Sheet: 153
Latitude:52° 8' 38.19" N
Longitude:   0° 22' 16.56" W

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Details of henge on Pastscape

Cropmarks of a Late Neolithic henge and a henge type monument located in a field on the north side of the Gadsey Brook, at Dairy Farm, Willington. Cropmarks of a bowl barrow are visible 24 metres north of the henge (Monument HOB UID 1229875).
The henge is situated approximately 270m to the north of the brook and has been reduced by ploughing and is not visible at ground level. However, it is visible as cropmarks which have been recorded by aerial photography on numerous occasions since 1970, and also has been clearly identified by a geophysical survey undertaken in 2004. The henge is defined by an outer circular ditch, about 37m in diameter and an inner ditch of about 22m in diameter. The outer ditch is truncated by a pipe trench on its east side which also cuts through the barrow to the north Monument HOB UID 1229875).
The henge type monument is situated about 24 metres to the east of the henge and has been clearly identified by geophysical survey undertaken in 2004 and by trial trenching in 2005. It is about 32 metres in diameter, and appears as a single circular ditch measuring about 3.7 metres wide and 1.25 metres deep.
These monuments form part of a complex of prehistoric features, also revealed by aerial photography and confirmed by geophysical survey. These include a henge type monument (Monument HOB UID 1174955), a bowl barrow (Monument HOB UID 1229875) and two further barrows (Monument HOB UID 1174298).
The henge and henge type monument are a scheduled monument. For the designation record of this site please see the National List for England.
Chance Posted by Chance
4th January 2015ce