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Castle Hill, Muir Of Ord

Henge (Neol/bronze Age)

Site Name Castle Hill, Muir Of Ord

Classification Henge (Neol/bronze Age)

Alternative Name(s) Muir Of Ord Golf Course

Canmore ID 12670

Site Number NH54NW 12

NGR NH 52729 49715

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Urray (Ross And Cromarty)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH54NW 12 52729 49715

(NH 5273 4972) Fort (NR)

OS 6" map, Ross-shire, 2n ed., (1907).

Location formerly entered as NH 5273 4972.

A Class II henge with a mean measurement of the extreme diameters from crest to crest between 100' and 105'. The monument has been used as a green on the Muir of Ord golf course, and a short stretch of the NW arc of the ditch has been filled in. The wasting of the bank may also be due in some measure to mutilation, but the general state of preservation is moderate. The interior measures about 85' by about 65' and the two segments of the ditch about 18' in width and 4' in depth. The axis of the henge lies a little S of E and N of W. Seen by R J C Atkinson and classified as a henge.

A J Beaton 1883; A A Woodham 1955; R W Feachem 1963; Information from A A Woodham to OS 27 May 1965 and 3 June 1965.

A henge, as described above.

Resurveyed at 1:2500.

Visited by OS (R D) 10 January 1965

Castle Hill displays none of the characteristics of a normal henge monument; its classification as such should be treated with caution.

Visited by OS (A C), 8 May 1967

(Classified as Class II henge).

H A W Burl 1969.

(Classified as Hengi-form site).

G J Wainwright 1969.


Castle Hill [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, March 2011.


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