Zennor Quoit

Zennor Quoit

Located about a miles walk from Zennor on Amalveor Downs is Zennor Quoit.

A large early Bronze Age burial chamber, with 7 upright stones and a humongous capstone weighing an estimated 12.5 tons.

The triangular profile is the result of the quoit's collapse - originally the capstone would have rested on top of the uprights.

It's current disposition dates back to 1861 when a local farmer decided to demolish the quit and build a cowshed. He was stopped by the local vicar but you can still see the stone posts that were to be the cow shed at the right of the photo

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