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Hellstone Dolmen

Hello I'm new here but spent some great time over the summer break visiting sites from the MA.
Took in the Hellstone Dolmen at Portesham, Dorset, fantastic setting and easy to find from the gazeteer.
Wanted to report that there is some digging or landscaping? of an agricultural nature going on just at the other end of the field that holds the dolmen and the mound intersected by dry stone wall. Not near enough to cause any problem I guess and looks very sandy and shallow but didnt know if this needed reporting? Am I doing this in the rite place? Have pics which should be in post.

The Hellstone — Fieldnotes

August 21st 2003
Took my three kids here on a beautiful day on way back towards holiday camp in Weymouth! We had a celebration of Clarissa's GCSE results!
Tom, aged 8 yesterday, just fits under the capstone at the entrance, bet he won't next time! All three moaned across the fields but totally loved the site.
The pond was totally dried up and cracked.
Across the field is some digging, fenced off with wire, looked very sandy, with thousands of ducklings running around it......... excuse my ignorance but no idea what the idea of this was!
Took pics will submit once arrived.
Fantastic site. Two days earlier had walked around Maiden Castle. From both you can see the chess piece that is Hardy's Monument (Captain Kiss me Hardy, not Thomas, Tess dies at Stonehenge Hardy). What a horrible way to connect two such powerful sites! The big and the small.
Hellstone certainly has atmosphere and inspired the hell outta me!
Posted by cernical
2nd September 2003ce

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