Inspired by thoughts of Morbihan and its rich archaeology I decided to visit the what is probably the oldest dolmen in the Channel Islands this afternoon, being approximately 6,500 years old. Heading to La Sergente, on the headland above Petit Port it was a matter of dodging the showers which were being blown towards the island on the brisk northwesterly wind. Sark, on the horizon appears to have missed one but it looks like Herm and Jethou were being hit.
The dolmen was excavated in 1923, prior to this time it was covered by a mound. During the excavation the only finds were 4 pottery items, there were no human remains present.
Today it is located on the headland between Petit Port and St Ouen’s Bay, a special place to visit, particularly at sunset.