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La Hougue de Vinde

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OS Ref (GB):   8771980756
Latitude:49° 10' 22.8" N
Longitude:   2° 10' 6.6" W

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Mystery digger ruins 5,000-year-old dolmen

La Hougue de Vinde dolmen near Noirmont has been seriously damaged after someone dug holes all over the 5,000 year old historical site.

A man was seen illegally using a metal detector and a trowel on the ancient site, prompting the island’s heritage organisations to appeal to the public to help protect them... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th March 2019ce

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La Hougue de Vinde is a cist-in-circle, a type of monument peculiar to the Channel Islands.

We liked this place - and it seemed to like us. It's been robbed - the cist has long since gone; damaged, overgrown and neglected; not easy to find in the trees. Branches overhang and encroach into the inner space. A saw is needed here. There's a geocache. Yet, despite all the setbacks, we were pleased to be there in its stillness to share its existence.

We kissed in a circle.
baza Posted by baza
15th April 2008ce
Edited 15th April 2008ce