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On the peaceful and sometimes overlooked North Norfolk Holme beach, Seahenge was a 4000-year-old Bronze Age timber circle discovered in 1998.

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It is a large tree stump buried upside down with its uppermost roots, and there were 55 timber posts surrounding this tree stump, cut from smaller oaks in the surrounding area. Oaks are incredible trees that live for thousands of years and the wood is equally as long lasting which is why it is often used in construction for items such as a Timber Framed Extension that you can find from companies like https://www.timberpride.co.uk/oak-frame-extension/

Holme Beach was a salt marsh 4000 years ago, not a sandy beach and so the location of this henge would have been much more significant back then. Some claim that the upturned tree stump was placed there so that dead bodies could be laid on top and the flesh and bones could then be picked away by birds and animals.  Gradually, the sea entered the land over 3000-4000 years and covered the peat beds that held the timbers naturally.

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The exact function of the circle of timber was never quite known. Although it is thought that he may have had the same function as stonehenge and was a place where people gathered to celebrate those who had passed away in the previous year and a location for funerals and burial ceremonies to take place.

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