Scheduled Monument

Conon Bridge,henge 230m NE of RiverfordSM1666

Status: Designated

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Summary

Date Added
10/04/1957
Last Date Amended
19/01/1993
Type
Prehistoric ritual and funerary: henge
Local Authority
Highland
Parish
Urquhart And Logie Wester
NGR
NH 54293 55071
Coordinates
254293, 855071

Description

This monument is a very well preserved henge, or ritual enclosure, of prehistoric date. The henge is about 26-26m in diameter, and consists of a flat oval area surrounded by a ditch 2.7m wide, with an outer bank 3.6m wide. There is an entrance causeway through the ditch to the SE, but there is no corresponding break through the bank.

The W boundary of the area to be scheduled measures 36m, the N boundary 38m, the E boundary 42m and the S boundary 38m, to include the henge and an area around in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the henge may survive, as shown in red on the attached map.

Statement of National Importance

The monument is of national importance for its potential contribution to an understanding of prehistoric ritual and religious practices. The monument is extremely well preserved and important archaeological deposits will almost certainly survive within sealed archaeological features.

References

Bibliography

The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NH 55 NW 1.

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