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Submitted by TheCaptain on Tuesday, 28 December 2004  Page Views: 4058

Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs
Country: France Département: Bretagne:Finistère (29) Type: Stone Row / Alignment
Nearest Town: Brest  Nearest Village: Porspoder
Latitude: 48.497500N  Longitude: 4.7507W
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
3 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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bishop_pam visited on 5th Aug 2019 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 5

TheCaptain visited on 20th Jun 2005 - their rating: Cond: 3 Amb: 3 Access: 5 The two St Dénec menhirs are standing in a field near to the farm of St Dénec. Both are about 3.5 to 4 metres high, but they are not nicely shaped and smoothed like most of the menhirs around here. There is also a rather large menhir like stone laying at the foot of one of the menhirs, and there are other large stones laying in the fields nearby. I wonder if there was once a lot more here in the way of alignements? On closer inspection of the fallen stone it can be seen that it has carvings on it. Two axes and a couple of the bishops crook shaped symbols (crosses). I was glad I went back for a second look after missing this first time round.

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Average ratings for this site from all visit loggers: Condition: 3 Ambience: 3 Access: 5

Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs
Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs submitted by theCaptain : The two St Dénec menhirs are standing in a field near to the farm of St Dénec. Both are about 3.5 to 4 metres high, but they are not nicely shaped and smoothed like most of the menhirs around here. (Vote or comment on this photo)
The two St Dénec menhirs are standing in a field near to the farm of St Dénec. Both are about 3.5 to 4 metres high, but they are not nicely shaped and smoothed like most of the menhirs around here.

There is also a rather large menhir like stone laying at the foot of one of the menhirs, and there are other large stones laying in the fields nearby. I wonder if there was once a lot more here in the way of alignements?

On closer inspection of the fallen stone it can be seen that it has carvings on it. Two axes and a couple of the bishops crook shaped symbols (crosses). I was glad I went back for a second look after missing this first time round.
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Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs
Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs submitted by theCaptain : There is also a rather large menhir like stone laying at the foot of one of the standing menhirs, and there are other large stones laying in the fields nearby. I wondered if there was once a lot more here in the way of alignements? (Vote or comment on this photo)

Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs
Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs submitted by theCaptain : The two St Dénec menhirs are standing in a field near to the farm of St Dénec. Both are about 3.5 to 4 metres high, but they are not nicely shaped and smoothed like most of the menhirs around here. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs
Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs submitted by regina : (Vote or comment on this photo)

Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs
Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs submitted by regina (Vote or comment on this photo)

Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs
Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs submitted by regina

Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs
Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs submitted by regina

Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs
Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs submitted by regina

Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs
Saint-Denec Alignement de Menhirs submitted by regina

Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs
Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs submitted by pab : October 2014, close-up of the north-eastern menhir, to show its wonderful texture and construction.

Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs
Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs submitted by pab : Saint-Denec menhrs - as noted by Captain, one of the stones is anything but smooth. This photo shows the top of the north-eastern stone, looking as if there must have been quite a weakness in its structure. Visited, October 2014

Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs
Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs submitted by pab : October 2014, with the crops just recently taken in, viewing was very easy - unfortunately I hadn't done my homework properly so hadn't realised there was a bit of carving to look for. Sorry Captain (your 2012 posting..)

Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs
Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs submitted by pab : Saint-Denec alignment, visited October 2014

Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs
Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs submitted by pab : Saint-Denec menhirs - with 5ft marker for scaling. Visited October 2014

Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs
Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs submitted by theCaptain : An attempt to bring out the carvings in the flat stone by fiddling with the brightness and contrast. The two hafted axes (like a cross †) can be see a bit clearer here, approximately central, with the shafts upright, the axe blades pointing to the right. One of the "crosse" (crooks, like a c) to the left of them. Iam sure somebody else could do better!

Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs
Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs submitted by theCaptain : There is also a rather large menhir like stone laying at the foot of one of the menhirs, and there are other large stones laying in the fields nearby. I wonder if there was once a lot more here in the way of alignements? On closer inspection of the fallen stone it can be seen that it has carvings on it. Two axes and a couple of the bishops crook shaped symbols (crosses). Not clearly seen in ... (1 comment)

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Re: Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs by Anonymous on Tuesday, 31 January 2012
or perhaps a better streetview here

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all the hedges have been severely cut since I was there!
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Re: Saint-Denec alignement de menhirs by TheCaptain on Tuesday, 31 January 2012
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