Menhir said La Pierre Fiche, 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.

Nowadays, the guide the Sly little minx, dedicates to the country of the Loire proposes an explanation of the presence of the megaliths of this area while advancing that the valley of Huisne, seems to be an axis of communication and human installation as of the Neolithic era (4000 years before Christ). He thus proposes for testimony the presence of megaliths in the canton of Tuffe and quotes the Fiche stone has Duneau (amongst other things). He specifies moreover than apart from this canton, the megalithic presence is rarer.

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).

The Bulletin of the Company of agriculture, sciences and arts of the Sarthe of its dimension mentions in connection with geology (Chalk sandy and sands fine, yellowish, micaceous, containing Catopygus carinatus):

  • Very-beautiful development in a wood close to the farm of Paysantiere, close to the road of Balloon has Courcemont, in the commune of Wall-under-Balloon.
  • With the entry of the town of Saint-Calais, when one comes from the Ferte-Bernard.
  • Route du Mans has Rouillon and heights of the Pelit-Saint-Georges.
  • Firm Chemin de Duneau a la of GrandMose, or one observes all the series of the cretaceous ground since lower sands cenomaniens to chalk has Ostrea auricularis. (This interesting locality presents, moreover, a dolmen and two menhirs.)

Note webmaster: it would be interesting to know if the mention of 2 menhirs on this commune is an actual fact or an simple error of this work.

Menhir said La Pierre Fiche
(Menhir said La Pierre Fiche, duneau)


Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

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

Location and general information

  • identifier : 119616
  • item : Menhir dit La Pierre Fiche
  • Location of the building :
    • Pays de la Loire
    • Duneau
  • Place name : la Pierre-Fiche
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 72122
  • Zip code of the municipality : 72160
  • Order in the communal list : 3
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : menhir
  • 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 :
    • other Information : property of a private person 1992
  • Picture : e89a7f7c37e8fd9f62bffb7e62572826.jpg
  • Details : Menhir dit La Pierre Fiche (cad. C 267) : classement par liste de 1889
  • Mérimée reference : PA00109746

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

Ce Mégalithe orienté nord-sud avec une légère déclinaison sud-ouest qui le met en ligne avec le dolmen de la pierre couverte.

D'une hauteur de 3.30 m et de large de 2.40 m, il est un trés bel exemple de pierre scultée.

Grand Titus says of the history of this building :

Le ménhir serais érigé à la mémoire du seigneur, contrairement au dolmen qui le serais à la mémoire d'une tribut. Ces différents monuments démontrent une importante occupation humaine dans les environs de 2000 à 3000 ans avant Jésus-Christ.

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