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Shearmans Wath Henge

Hob Uid: 893152
Location :
Lincolnshire
East Lindsey
West Ashby
Grid Ref : TF2538071680
Summary : The site of a probable henge, visible as cropmarks on air photographs. It is visible as a small irregular sub-circular enclosure circa 20 to 25 metres in diameter. There are probable causeways or entrances on the northwest and southeast sides. The enclosure appears to be surrounded by a ring of at least 24 spaced circular pits or post holes. Fieldwaking in the area has recovered flints of Neolithic date including cores and scrapers. The site is scheduled.
More information : Oval cropmark, diameter c.25 m of henge monument, class II, with opposed entrances known from JK St Joseph AP's BCG82-84. Ditch is encircled by series of pits. Neolithic flints from fieldwalking include cores and scrapers. (See also TF 27 SW/14). (1-2)

TF 254 716. Shearman's Wath henge. Scheduled no. LI/265. (3)

Small sub-circular enclosure, known from cropmarks, situated at c 36.5m above OD. Enclosure is defined by faint, irregular cropmarks of a ditch with an entrance to the NW; a less certain entrance to the SE and a possible break to the ESE. The enclosure is surrounded by a partial circuit of pits of which 19 are visible.

Internal diameter 17-5-18.5m.

Described by Harding and Lee as a probable henge. (4)

The Neolithic or Bronze Age henge referred to by the previous
authorities was seen as cropmarks and mapped from good quality air
photographs. The henge has an internal diameter of c20m and the
diameter of the outer ring of pits is c26m. The henge is more
accurately located at TF 2538 7168. (Morph No. LI.138.1.1)

This description is based on data from the RCHME MORPH2 database.
(5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Lincolnshire history and archaeology
Source details :
Page(s) : 76-77
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 17, 1982
Source Number : 2
Source : Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society
Source details :
Page(s) : 103-4
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 51, 1985
Source Number : 3
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : Lincolnshire
Page(s) : 7
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Source Number : 4
Source : Henge monuments and related sites of Great Britain : air photographic evidence and catalogue
Source details : Site 109
Page(s) : 188-191
Figs. : 190
Plates :
Vol(s) : 175
Source Number : 5
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Helen Winton/14-JAN-1993/RCHME: Lincolnshire NMP
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 12-Mar-98
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Neolithic
Display Date : Neolithic
Monument End Date : -2200
Monument Start Date : -4000
Monument Type : Lithic Scatter
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Late Neolithic
Display Date : Late Neolithic
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Henge, Timber Circle, Pit Circle
Evidence : Cropmark

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Lincolnshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 265
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : LI 265
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : MORPH2
External Cross Reference Number : LI.138.1
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 29772
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 27 SE 16
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1047964
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : RCHME: LINCOLNSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-07-01
End Date : 1997-03-01