Dolmen says the big stone, French Heritage monument to Boissy maugis

On the edge of the old way of Longny Remalard has, has five kilometers of this locality, on a raised plate, cover of fir trees, chestnuts and oaks, pertaining has Mr. de Mun, deputy, is a dolmen which bears the name of the Gross-Pierre or that of Dolmen of the Wood-of-the-Pierre.

The road which leads has this monument is good to the edge of wood, but of this point to the dolmen, there are approximately 500 bills of quantities of not very practicable way.

This dolmen is composed of four supports and an enormous stone of covering, which measurement 4 bills of quantities length on 2 bills of quantities of width on average and 0m50 thickness: this table has 0m6o ground, it is in quarzite. It presents surge many of which several communicate between them; it is, moreover, completely perforee in several places. The supports are in Grison, one of them is rather faded.

In a career, situee has Bizou, close commune, one finds this same rock.

One forever made serious excavations under this dolmen. Raised boarding school of Mr. Louvel, Remalard, gave to him, in 1852, a polished axe, and in 1868, a similar instrument, as well as a scraper, which had been find close to the monument. In 1860, one had there finds an instrument polished spindle-shaped which is with the Museum of Alencon.

Mr. Behu, professor with the college of Rennes, also collected there, in 1884, a polished axe which was dissimulee, by humus, in the anfractuosity of a support.

One has finds, moreover, in the surroundings, rather great number of blanks of axes.

According to a legend conservee by people of the country, this table would have been apportee by the Virgin in her apron: one of anfractuosities which, because of the impermeable nature of the rock, preserves water all the year, carries the name of Source or Laundrette of the Virgin. When a construction is done in the locality, certain people introduce into their masonry of the fragments of the dolmen which thus underwent many mutilations; others are satisfied to take stones ramassees near the monument.

Mr. Delbauve made a drawing on zinc of this dolmen; he was publiee in the Review Norman and percheronne (first year, 1892, p. 137), he accompanies a sonnet by Mr. count of Moucheron, on this megalith.

Source: Bulletin of the Company Norman of prehistoric studies 1893.

Dolmen says the big stone
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Structural information

Dolmen says the big stone, « Dolmen says the big stone » is a construction of the city of Boissy maugis (France, Orne). Dolmen says the big stone, French Heritage monument to Boissy maugis boissy maugis, orne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 100122
  • item : Dolmen dit de la Grosse-Pierre
  • Location of the building :
    • Basse-Normandie
    • Orne
    • Boissy-Maugis
  • Place name : Bois de Saint-Laurent
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 61050
  • Zip code of the municipality : 61110
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : dolmen
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction :
    • The building dates mainly from the period : neolithic
  • Date of protection : 1949/04/04 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/11/22

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Interest of the building : Site archéologique : 61 050 1 AP. Site inscrit 25 08 1933 (arrêté).
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : 1992
  • Details : Dolmen dit de la Grosse-Pierre (cad. D 85p) : inscription par arrêté du 4 avril 1949
  • Mérimée reference : PA00110748

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Le dolmen dit de la Grosse Pierre :

Situé sur la commune de Boissy Maugis dans l’Orne, dans le bois de Saint Laurent, époque du néolithique.

Informations référence de l'édifice dans la base Mérimée:PA00110748

Type d'étude : Recensement immeubles MH

Précisions sur la protection (Article 1er de l'arrêté de protection, cadastre, nature et date de la protection) : Dolmen dit de la Grosse Pierre (cad. D 85p) : inscription par arrêté du 4 avril 1949.

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