Marden Henge is one of Britain's most important, but least understood prehistoric monuments.
The sheer size of Marden Henge is astounding. There's a substantial and well-preserved bank with an internal ditch enclosing an area of 15.7 hectares, making it one the largest Neolithic henges in Britain. There are also two unusual features within it - a large round mound (now levelled) and a large circular depression surrounded by a bank.
Henge monuments are enigmatic features of late Neolithic Britain (2400-2000 BC). They are enclosures formed of banks and ditches that were probably used for significant ceremonial or ritual activity. Some, such as Stonehenge and Avebury, still have impressive upright stone settings. Marden Henge may also have once had standing stones.