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.