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Field Visit

Date August 1974

Event ID 1122905

Category Recording

Type Field Visit

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/1122905

NT04NW 030 457

This henge, situated in an arable field 1.8km SSW of Weston farmhouse and at a height of 255m OD, commands a wide view over the South Medwin, which flows past about 850m to the SE. The site has been considerably damaged by cultivation, but the chief characteristics of a Class II henge - a surrounding bank with internal ditch and two opposing entrances - can still be distinguished.

Oval on plan, the henge measures 91m by 66m from crest to crest of the bank, with the longer side aligned about 10deg E of N. Along each side the bank is reasonably well preserved, standing at least 1.8m in height externally and 0.9m internally. Except on the E side of the S entrance, the ends of the bank have, however, been reduced and distorted by the plough. The ditch measures 10.7m in average width and up to 0.5m in depth.

RCAHMS 1978, visited August 1974

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