La Mare ès Mauves

Travel towards Pembroke. This small cist is on your right about 200m short of the beach on your right. Perry’s Guide Ref: 6 C2

As if golf wasn’t difficult enough, this small cist, known to many island golfers simply as ‘The Cromlech’, sits on the left hand side of the 13th fairway that requires a tee shot right across the road!

Only one strangely shaped capstone survives and at least one stone has been removed since its discovery in 1837. It was excavated by F. C. Lukis in that year and again in 1844 where he found a large quantity of thick hand-made pottery suggesting a very early date.

L’Ancresse Common features many seemingly random stones that would have been once part of a much bigger picture of stone circles and alignments.

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