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Le Mont de la Ville (Site of)

Passage Grave


Charles Knight in his book Old England (1845) wrote of Le Mont de la Ville as being:
"....a copy in miniature of such vast works as those of Stonehenge and Avebury...."
No mistake.....the passage grave is an excellent looking structure and it still is....errr....just that it's not actually on Jersey anymore.
Knight continues:
"This singular monument, which was found buried under the earth, was removed some fifty years ago [in 1785] by General Conway [to make way for his parade ground] to his seat near Henley, the stones being placed in his garden according to the original plan."

It's still there today in a private garden.
stubob Posted by stubob
14th December 2005ce
Edited 14th December 2005ce

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