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Cornish Quoits: a baker’s dozen (5)

And so our series on Cornish Quoits comes to an end, with the last two (plus a small bonus) of our baker’s dozen in the extreme south-west.   12. West Lanyon Quoit Half a mile or so from it’s much more famous neighbour lies West Lanyon Quoit. Only one upright and a collapsed capstone remain, […]

Cornish Quoits: a baker’s dozen (4)

Nearing the end of our series on Cornish Quoits, and nearing the end of the land, we continue with three more Penwithian quoits.   9. Mulfra Quoit Well placed at the summit of Mulfra Hill, with excellent all-round views, before the capstone collapsed this would have resembled the box-like construction of Chun Quoit which we’ll […]

Cornish Quoits: a baker’s dozen (3)

We continue our series on Cornish Quoits, moving westward as we head toward West Penwith, with a brief look at three more quoits.   6. Carwynnen Quoit In the space of the last 200 years, the Giant’s Quoit at Carwynnen has collapsed and been rebuilt twice! Both times earth tremors were responsible for the collapse, […]

Cornish Quoits: a baker’s dozen (2)

We continue our series on Cornish Quoits with a brief look at the remaining quoits in the Bodmin Moor area.   3. Lesquite Quoit As can be seen below, the quoit is collapsed, the capstone leaning against one of the two remaining uprights. According to local folk traditions, the stones were thrown here from Helman […]

Cornish Quoits: a baker’s dozen (1)

Simply put, a quoit (in megalithic terms) is the Cornish name for what elsewhere would be called a dolmen, cromlech or portal tomb. There is a useful article on the etymology of the name on Wikipedia. Cornwall is blessed with several excellent examples of this monument type, being a construct consisting of several large stones […]