Le Creux ès Faies is a Neolithic (3500 - 2000 BC), 8.5m long passage grave covered by a low mound. Two large capstones cover a rounded chamber but the passage capstones have long since gone. The mound on the north east side has been damaged and repaired though the first and last of the surrounding peristalith stones maybe in situ. Finds included human and animal bones, Beaker pottery and barbed and tanged arrowheads.



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Founded: 3500 - 2000 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom


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Ian Chamberlain (4 months ago)
16.08.2022 I discovered this dolmen as I waited for the tide to go out to visit Lihou Island.Great to visit if you are interested in ancient history.Easy to find too.It is apparently an entrance to fairyland according to local folklore.Please keep a firm grip on your wallet or purse at all times.Watch out for your shoe laces too.The fairies can sometimes be very naughty.
Peter Lawless (7 months ago)
Interesting a wonderous place
Kate Morgan (8 months ago)
Beautiful, also love the folklore behind this place. You can definitely see how the locals would have thought fairies could have emerged from here! Parking is available right next to the site, and it is signposted from the road making it easy to find.
Ian Waddell (14 months ago)
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Jesse Duffy (18 months ago)
Le Creux ès Faïes This neolithic tomb is known in Guernsey folklore as one of the entrances to Fairyland. This chamber and passage grave on the L'Eree headland by Lihou Island is nine metres long, two metres high and ten metres at its widest. Two capstones remain over the chamber but there may have been more covering the passage as well as a line of stones around the northern edge of the mound which have been moved over the years. Does the entrance lead to Fairyland? Excavations of the site in 1840 discovered flint arrowheads, prehistoric pottery, and human and animal bones. Folklore says every Friday night the fairies would leave the tomb to join the witches' revels at Le Catioroc and every full moon would see them dance until daybreak at the Mont Saint.
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