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Menhir du Boivre (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

So a day traipsing around non-descript menhirs and ruined dolmens can have its rewards after all. And this is my reward. This magnificent dual-sex idol stone, massive and alone, in an unsignposted field.
Around 4m high the SW face is a perect goddess figure yet the NW is the slanting priapic phallus of all time. There is some evidence that the stones was shaped and even if not tis a well selected and beautiful stone.
These little (or massive actually) surprises are the reward for all our hard work. REAL DISCOVERIES!
Spaceship mark Posted by Spaceship mark
6th November 2007ce

Menhir du Boivre (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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6th November 2007ce

Dolmen de la Briordais (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Well the map said this was destroyed and indeed it is. Quite a bugger to find too with my two incompatibly scaled maps. In many ways though it's still worth a visit.
Set on slightly higher ground and hence, this being the Norfolk of France, commanding views of all around. The dolmen is now a low mound around 11m long by 5m wide. A number of large stones lie upon and within this mound including at least one former capstone. The others may be the collapsed walls; although for all I can tell there may still be a chamber within.
I am realizing that this area may not be the megalithic metropolis it appears at first glance on a map but these small, sadly ruined, sites have a personal air lacking at some more impressive sites. And it feels more like real antiquarianism hunting them out too!
The mound is orientated around 340°-160°.
Spaceship mark Posted by Spaceship mark
6th November 2007ce

Menhir du Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

Worthy of a visit for its name alone this 2m cream granite pillar is nestled at the end of a short alley off a busy dual carriageway. In many ways it is nothing special in a pointy kind of way but I am visiting everything so… Spaceship mark Posted by Spaceship mark
6th November 2007ce

Menhir du Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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6th November 2007ce

Dolmen de la Briordais (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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6th November 2007ce

Menhir de Plessis-Gamat (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

At last a site I can access and rather pleasant it is too. This two and a half metre menhir sits in short grass at the edge of a field. Wide and tall but thin across in a playing card kind of way and the stone is of creamy white quartz rich granite.
One can see on the south face how the menhir was split from the bedrock along a quartz vein as a layer of smooth quartz covers the surface.
I think that I'll start calling these 'Barbamama' stones after the blobby cartoon wife of Babapapa. Cos that's what they look like really.
The land around is very flat, although we are near a water tower, and to the north is the vast sprawl of the port of St.Nazaire.
The long axis of the stone is orientated 220°-040°.
Spaceship mark Posted by Spaceship mark
6th November 2007ce

Menhir de Plessis-Gamat (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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6th November 2007ce

Menhir des Cassis (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

AAAGGHH! More private property! And a lovely tapering lozenge menhir this is too. Maybe 3m+ but I can't get to it at all. How frustrating this is becoming. Spaceship mark Posted by Spaceship mark
6th November 2007ce
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