hengiform monument

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A very small henge‐like structure, sometimes known as a ‘mini‐henge’, typically less than 15 m across, with a ditch and often some traces of an outer bank. Examples with one or two entrances are known. Some were constructed as a series of pits rather than with a continuous ditch. In the central area there are often pits and cremation burials. They are found throughout the British Isles in much the same areas as classic henges; indeed hengiforms are frequently associated with clusters of contemporary late Neolithic monuments such as cursūs, pit circles, timber circles, and classic henges.

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