Robin Hoods Ball, Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Robin Hoods Ball, Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Photograph taken 19th April 1995 © Crown Copyright. Historic England Archive ref: NMR 15258/343

A Neolithic causewayed enclosure showing as an earthwork although a lot of the bank has been ploughed over and obscured. It has two circuits of bank and ditch with many causeways over the ditches. It encloses a maximum area of around 3 hectares. The site may have been industrial. A large number of worked flints have been found nearby. There is no connection with Robin Hood. It appears that the name was given to a small circular copse of wood near the earthworks. Over time the name probably came to be associated with the enclosure instead.

Location

Wiltshire Stonehenge

Period

Prehistoric (to AD42)

Tags

aerial view earthwork neolithic archaeology industry flint stone age causewayed enclosure