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Les Pourciaux Cottage Alderney

AN ISLAND COTTAGE BY THE SEA

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Les Pourciaux dolmen...

Les Pourciaux is a Norman French term and as far as we can ascertain is the name of some 'dolmen' or 'standing stones' which once stood on the land.  The main house is called Les Pourciaux after the dolmen and the self catering accommodation is now Les Pourciaux Cottage.  

There are some remains of the dolmen on our property.  The picture below is of an old postcard and dates to circa 1906 and shows the Les Pourciaux dolmen (described here as 'cromlech' as they are sometimes also referred to) in the foreground, and Essex Hill and Castle in the background.