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Manfred La-Fontaine
16.02.2019, 17:51
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The prehistoric well of Kermore is located near the village of Séglien in Morbihan (Brittany).

On the D-782 road from Pontivy to Guemene-sur-Scorff, about 12 km to Pontivy, an easy-to-navigate municipal road branches off to the left. After 80 m you come to the 400-year-old oak of Kermore.
Next to it is a parking lot for visitors. Through the park of Kermore you can reach the fountain within a few minutes.
So far, the megalithic plant of Kermore was assigned to any known category. It is neither a dolmen nor a tumulus. Due to the finds, the age is at least 7000 years. Geographic position: 480523,7 N - 030520,8 O, input in navigation devices: Séglien, Kermore, or Séglien, Lieu dit de Kermore.
The stone fountain of Kermore
The fountain is surrounded by massive stone blocks. These are nested and form three pools in which the water collects. The megaliths used for the pools weigh up to 6 tons. At least two of the *** stones have been worked on: the "little menhir" and the "stone heart". A third megalith rests on a stone base.

The "capstone" weighs about 45 tons, is unprocessed and apparently was not moved. He has a cavity that forms a kind of "roof" over the fountain.

The main source of the well plant of Kermore is on the left, about 10 meters away from the *** stone block. A larger stone with a weight of approx. 2 t and several smaller stones form a fountain basin with a diameter of 1.50 m. The sideways, worked stone cube is probably not part of the original Stone Age fountain, but part of a granite enclosure of a fountain built directly next to the source of origin. It was apparently built by the inhabitants of Kermore's homestead or the Kermore mill and is about 200 years old. The "stone pyramid" above was built only 60 years ago.

The fountain was mainly used to provide the environment reliably with fresh spring water. In a recess of the "stone pyramid" is a statue of St. Anna.

Another source drain was dug about 30 years ago, and is located above the main source to the northwest, about 25 meters away. The water from this spring was mainly used to water livestock nearby.

A source of remarkable rock formations and reliable, even in hot summers running water, of course, for the people of every age of interest. Thus, the well plant of Kermore originated already in the early time and was adapted to the needs of the respective ages, respectively inhabitants.

General view of the source of Kermore