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Thompson, Connecticut
Stone Chamber

 

This a corbelled dome “beehive” shaped stone chamber located in the eastern section of Thompson, CT. It is built into a low natural mound. It has a small crawl-in height opening (2’1” x 2’1”) with a short 3 foot long passageway. The passageway opens up into an oval interior room (11’5’ front to back, 7’5” side to side). At the center of the room the chamber is 6’8” high. The small narrow passageway is completely impractical for using the structure as a root cellar. The structure is interpreted as a Native American ceremonial chamber.

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Thompson CT Corbelled Stone Chamber - Interior View

Vertical interior wall transitions to corbelled dome roof

Thompson CT Corbelled Stone Chamber - Inside looking out

Looking out the entrance form inside the chamber

Thompson CT Corbelled Stone Chamber - Overall View

Chamber is built into a low natural eathern mound

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Small 2 x 2 foot entrance with lintel stone

Thompson CT Corbelled Stone Chamber - Interior view of crobelled dome roof

Corbelled dome roof

 

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