The Henge

With its entrance aligned on the prominent hills of the Cheviots, the henge was a cult centre along a route where people prayed, danced, sang and a special few were buried.

There are eight henge monuments in the Till Valley - perhaps forming part of a processional way. During the Later Neolithic and Early Bronze Age (3,000 - 1,500BC) important changes in the way people thought about their world took place. This period saw widespread construction of ceremonial monuments including stone circles, standing stones, henges and burial cairns.

The reconstruction is based on the Milfield North henge and is around 4,000 years old. The original Milfield North henge was located in a field near to the reconstruction site. There are other henges located nearby too but these are only visible from the air. In the central area of the henge were three pits - two of which are thought to be graves. Nearly 3,000 years later the henge was reused for burial of the dead by the Anglo-Saxons.

Milfiled North Henge

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