La Platte Mare is a simple megalithic chamber with a single capstone dating back to the Chalcolithic or Early Bronze Age (2500 - 1800 BC). Early drawings show that some stones have been disturbed. Traces of a surrounding circle of stones 5m in diameter are no longer visible. One stone has a curved row of 12 cup marks though only 7 are visible above ground. A few metres away are the remains of another possible cist or chamber.



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Founded: 2500 - 1800 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom


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Great restaurant, pool and garden. Excellent accommodation. Good golf course and all situated alongside Vazon Bay on the West Coast. Highly recommended.
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