The largest monument is 30 metres in diameter and is formed of a pair of ring ditches.

According to SWAT Archaeology’s Dr Paul Wilkinson, the evidence suggests the outer ditch may have originated in the Neolithic period, but was later transformed into a funeral monument with the addition of a later inner ring.

Wilkinson explained: “The outer ring has an entrance facing north-east suggesting that it may have originated as a henge-type monument, a ceremonial gathering place.”

Archaeologists are also exploring a second, smaller monument lying close to the larger rings.  They think this may be a second burial dating back to the Bronze Age.

SOURCESWAT Archaeology
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