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KNOWLTON NORTH

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A henge, the northernmost in the Knowlton Circles group (SU 01 SW 44). Largely destroyed by ploughing, the site is visible as cropmarks although there has been some uncertainty over its precise form. It appears as an elongated oval enclosure comprising a ditch with external bank, orientated roughly north west-south east, with a maximum diameter of 94 metres. There is a large entrance on the south east side. Geophysical survey by Bournemouth University in 1995 showed the site to comprise a rectangular ditched enclosure with external bank, confirming the presence of the south eastern entrance gap [NB the interim report incorrectly places the entrance on the southwest side]. Although generally considered a henge, the form of the monument has obvious parallels with the Thickthorn long barrow and Wor Barrow, among others. No excavation is known to have been undertaken at the site. This enclosure has been mapped from aerial photographs by EH's Knowlton Circles Project.

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