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Ladas

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech

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Latitude:40° 56' 38.14" N
Longitude:   9° 10' 43.53" E

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Wading through this natural rock garden, more worthy of a prize than anything at the Chelsea flower show, we found Ladas dolmen, which is actually a bit of a mess.

But today on its rock garden perch, partially shaded by cork oaks it looks fab. It has two capstones still up one if which is very large indeed. Internally, it's partly supported by wooden pillars, unfortunately.
Jane Posted by Jane
31st May 2008ce

This dolmen has a huge main capstone - over 3 metres by 4 metres - supported by stone slabs on 3 sides with some wooden posts to help out too. A separate, smaller capstone creates a porch area, and the underside of both stones have been carved in to.

Someone had been recently, and left a potted plant (cyclamen maybe?) tucked safely at the left of the entrance.

Free and open access.
sals Posted by sals
29th September 2007ce
Edited 29th September 2007ce