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"Pleasant Piece of History"

Mount Pleasant henge is a historically significant piece of earthwork in Dorset, England. A henge is typically, a rounded or oval-shaped bank with an internal ditch and dates back to the Neolithic period. Stuart Piggott and his wife Peggy Guido can be credited for correctly identifying Mount Pleasant as a henge when they chanced upon it in 1936. The distinguishing factor about this particular henge is the presence of a small inner henge within the larger one. The inner henge comprises of five concentric rings of postholes which have been said to have contained timber. Over time, Mount Pleasant became the type-site for later Neolithic henge enclosures.
118 St Georges Road, Dorchester, United Kingdom, DT1 1PE
"Pleasant Piece of History"
Mount Pleasant henge is a historically significant piece of earthwork in Dorset, England. A henge is typically, a rounded or oval-shaped bank with an internal ditch and dates back to the Neolithic period. Stuart Piggott and his wife Peggy Guido can be credited for correctly identifying Mount Pleasant as a henge when they chanced upon it in 1936. The distinguishing factor about this particular henge is the presence of a small inner henge within the larger one. The inner henge comprises of five concentric rings of postholes which have been said to have contained timber. Over time, Mount Pleasant became the type-site for later Neolithic henge enclosures.
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