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HENGE

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A circular or sub-circular enclosure of middle to late Neolithic date, defined by a ditch and external bank, usually with one or more entrances. May contain a variety of internal features, including stone and timber settings and hearths.

Class 1 Henge (Non-Preferred) | Class 2 Henge (Non-Preferred)

Related Terms

Term Note
CURSUS A rectangular enclosure of Neolithic date, presumed to be of ceremonial function.
PIT CIRCLE A circular or sub-circular arrangement of pits usually revealed as cropmarks on aerial photographs. Where excavation has shown the pits contained timber posts use TIMBER CIRCLE.
RITUAL ENCLOSURE An enclosure which appears to have a ritual, rather than a defensive or domestic, function.
STONE CIRCLE A circular or oval setting of spaced, usually freestanding, upright stones. More than one circle may be present, arranged concentrically.
TIMBER CIRCLE A circular or oval arrangement of spaced post holes shown by excavation to indicate the former presence of a free-standing setting of upright timbers. Often regarded as a wooden equivalent of the better known stone circles.

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