Eamont Bridge: Mayburgh Henge

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Situated close to the confluence of the River Eamont and River Lowther is the stone bank enclosure of Mayburgh Henge. Dating to the Late Neolithic period (2800-2000BC), Mayburgh is of circular plan and was constructed for use as a ceremonial centre.

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Originally having eight similar stones, the site contains only one remaining upstanding granite stone. Standing almost three metres high, the stone sits in the centre of the interior of the monument which is enclosed by an external bank. With only eighty known sites nationally, this large prehistoric monument is considered to be a rare example and unusual for its scale and monumentality. Mayburgh Henge is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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