Le Dolmen du Mont Ubé is a Neolithic / Chalcolithic () passage grave which was discovered in 1848 by workmen quarrying for stone. The passge leads into bottle shaped chamber that used to have four internal compartments each blocked with low stone slabs. The capstones were taken as well as all but one of the internal compartments. Within the passage stand three stones that may also have had a low sill at some time. These were later used to block of the passage so it could be used as a pigsty.Finds recovered from the workmens spoil heaps included 10 or 12 pots, a Jersey bowl, vase supports, flint and stone tools, stone axes, polished stone pendants and a grape cup (unique to the Channel Islands). Burnt and unburnt human remains were noted in the cists.

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Founded: 4500 - 3000 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Antonio Perestrelo (21 months ago)
colm bloomer (2 years ago)
Ben Moody (2 years ago)
Nice spot to walk the dogs
Dne Murray (3 years ago)
6000 years old; once used as a pigsty and a rubbish pit; and yet somehow, after all this, some eejit allowed for planning permission to build not only a house but a buck-ugly wall right atop of this beautiful Neolithic Dolmen. Still... worth a visit.
Piotr Czerwiński (3 years ago)
Someone build house next to and destroyed good view.
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