Eight closely-set upright stones form a chamber and there are indications of a passage. According to an 1883 description, an earthen mound formerly covered the stones. In the winter of 1976–1977 frost shattered the basalt capstone into five pieces. After the monument was placed in State Care, the cap was mended with steel bars and stone adhesive, and a small excavation was done to provide information before its re-erection. These are clearly the remains of a Neolithic passage tomb, though the earlier finding of a ‘cinerary urn’ and a mid-second-millennium BC radiocarbon date point to Bronze Age activity. The Broad Stone is a mile to the north-east.
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