Dolmen said Pierre Couverte, French Heritage monument to Duneau

The work Guides traditional of the traveller in France and in Belgium of Mr. Richard (publication of 1851) the presence of this building mentions: One finds has 2 kilometers of Connerre, almost at the edge, on the line of the main road of Paris to Mans, a dolmen composes of six stones and a menhir, names Pierre card-indexes in the commune of Duneau, close to this dolmen.

The general Dictionary of the letters, the fine arts and sciences morals of Theodore Bachelet (Publishes in 1862) specifies him of his dimension that Certains dolmens has to 15 stones of support, which are not always in contact with the table, so that they were undoubtedly used only as fence: one can quote like examples the dolmens of Dollun and Duneau (the Sarthe).

On the territory of Duneau are seen the two Celtic monuments, most remarkable of the province of Maine (has 2 kilometers of Connerre, on the way which leads of this borough to the glassmaking of Pierre). The first is an enormous dolmen, consistent in six sandstone flagstones of more than 60 hundreds, thickness. Largest (8 bills of quantities length on 4 has 5 bills of quantities of width) is posee flat on the others. With 300 bills of quantities approximately of this dolmen, high a menhir or peulven, borer of a circular opening have its upper part. (Source: General route of Brittany France By Adolphe Joanne)

Dolmen said Pierre Couverte
(Dolmen said Pierre Couverte, duneau)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Dolmen said Pierre Couverte, « Dolmen said Pierre Couverte » is a construction of the city of Duneau (France, Sarthe). Dolmen said Pierre Couverte, French Heritage monument to Duneau duneau, sarthe

Location and general information

  • identifier : 119614
  • item : Dolmen dit La Pierre couverte
  • Location of the building :
    • Pays de la Loire
    • Duneau
  • Place name : Petite Pierre ; Pierre Couverte
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 72122
  • Zip code of the municipality : 72160
  • 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 :
    • We have no information on the time of construction of this monument.
  • Date of protection : 1889 : classé 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 : 18 04 1914 (J.O.)
  • 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 : property of a private person 1992
  • Picture : 896d49397632f7701fde0d47fbdc936a.jpg
  • Details : Dolmen dit La Pierre couverte (cad. C 116 (Dépendant du bordage de la Niperie) ) : classement par liste de 1889
  • Mérimée reference : PA00109744

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Dolmen dit La Pierre couverte, duneau
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Dolmen said Pierre Couverte, French Heritage monument to Duneau. Picture of grand titus
Dolmen dit La Pierre couverte, duneau
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Dolmen dit La Pierre couverte, duneau
Description of this building by Grand Titus :

Ce dolmen appartient au type angevin, il est composé d'une grande chambre quadrangulaire de 5.60m de longueur, de 2.30m de largeur au fond pour atteindre 2.70m de largeur à l'entrée; la hauteur de la chambre est de 1.60m environ. L'ensemble est couvert par une table unique.

Grand Titus says of the history of this building :

Il date d'environ 4000 à 2000 ans avant Jésus-Christ.

Ce monument a été décrit dés le début du XIXème siècle comme un monument druidique. Nous pouvons dire aujourd'hui que le dolmen de la pierre couverte est une sépulture collective construite en pierre composée de supports soutenant une dalle de couverture.

Cette chambre funéraire, dans laquelle étaient successivement déposés les défunts, était toujours fermée par une ou plusieurs dalles mobiles servant de porte. Le plus souvent les dolmens étaient recouverts de pierre (Cairn) ou de terre (Tumulus).

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