Maidens Grave – Burton Fleming, North Yorkshire

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Maidens Grave, near Burton Fleming, North Yorkshire.
The HER record is here
and is summarised as follows:
A henge located north of Rudston,
The henge was discovered as a cropmark on an aerial photograph in the early 1960s, although subsequent field investigation showed it to survive as an earthwork, albeit badly plough-damaged.
The monument comprises a sub-circular enclosure of around 98 metres maximum external diameter, featuring a ditch with external bank. Two broadly opposing entrances, to the south east and the north west, are visible.
A later small square barrow is visible as a cropmark within the henge, while another square barrow is visible to the north, and a ring ditch abuts the external southwestern side of the henge bank.
The record only comprises 2 square barrows, but our images, taken in the early summer, reveal a few more: if anyone fancies counting them do let me know where you get to!
The Henge was found to be associated with Beaker Ware, and is presumably from that period: so this enigmatic feature is approximately 4,500 years old.
Above text and Images supplied with thanks by YAAMAPPING

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