This is a picture of the excavation of Swaites Henge which took place almost thirty years ago. Swaites Henge is the end of the ridge that terminates in Cairngryffe Hill.
Swaites Henge was originally a wood henge ie it was an earthern circle with wooden posts stuck into the banking. It was a sun and moon temple created about 2500 b.c towards the end of the Neolithic era.
The archaeologists are here working on the stone banking which was put in place about the beginning of the Bronze Age to shore up the decaying posts of the henge.
Finally at about 30 acres Swaites Henge is the 3ed largest henge in the whole of the UK.