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Dolmen de Kerlutu

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech

<b>Dolmen de Kerlutu</b>Posted by Spaceship markImage © Mark Williamson
Latitude:47° 40' 28.58" N
Longitude:   3° 10' 51.5" W

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<b>Dolmen de Kerlutu</b>Posted by Spaceship mark


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The Dolmen de Kerlutu sits at the edge of a track near Belz, just to the northwest of Erdeven. The dolmen appears to have had some kind of restoration at sometime, as there is some fairly 'new' looking drystone walling inside.
There is no evidence of a passage remaining here. The chamber though is set in a low mound, which reaches the tops of the uprights but does not encroach on the outsize capstone.
And what a capstone, almost inappropriately large for the chamber it covers; it is supported by drystone walling and three of the four megalithic orthostats.
One can imagine that these five stones were at one time all that remained at Kerlutu. And a splendid denuded dolmen it would have been. The restoration, that I am guessing replaced the walls and mound, created a rather odd dolmen/tumulus hybrid, which is nonetheless still impressive.
Spaceship mark Posted by Spaceship mark
30th July 2007ce