Religious Place In Ford And Etal, Northumberland
A replica of a nearby Anglo-Saxon henge and part of the part of the Maelmin Heritage Trail.
A henge is an ancient monument which features a ring-shaped bank and ditch, with the ditch inside the bank and some are used for burials.
Now the henge you see here is actually a replica of the Milfield North Henge, one of eight henges that would have existed in the Till Valley and Milfield Plain around 2200 BC. The original henge stood a short distance away on the abandoned RAF base.
There is a standing stone and plaque commemorating the RAF base here too.
Did you know that this Anglo-Saxon royal township site of Maelmin was the successor to the nearby Ad Gefrin.
There are plenty of information boards dotted around the area with a trail to a nearby dark age house.
Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.More Places from Simon
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