Ville-ès-Nouaux stone circle is a long chamber and cist-in-circle originally covered by sand dunes. The long chamber was discovered in 1869 by quarrymen looking for stone. By the time the Société Jersiaise became aware of the site two of the capstones had already been broken up. A further seven capstones and two parallel rows of uprights were excavatated.The chamber was further excavated in 1883 which revealed the eastern end of the chamber and the row of curb stones to the north. Further digging a few metres away found a rubble cairn, the cist-in-circle and two smaller cists. The circle, originally covered by a clay mound is 6m in diameter with dry stone rubble between the stones.
At the centre 5 stones formed a cap stoned cist. Nothing was found in the cist other than some ashes and earth.Two levels were noted in long chamber. The lower level was paved with sea pebbles and had few associated finds but the upper layer, which was also paved contained at least sixteen vessels. Nine of these were Beaker type pots protected by stone slabs and six were Jersey bowls. An archers wrist guard was also found.The site was later used as a Bronze Age cemetery where at least 14 urns containing cremated remains were buried.
The age of Ville-ès-Nouaux circle is not sure, but can be constructed in the Neolithic or Chalcolithic age (3250 - 2250BC).References:
First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.
In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.
In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.