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Holiday Diary 5: A brief (re)visit to Carwynnen Quoit

Day 11 of our holiday in Cornwall, and we decided to revisit Carwynnen Quoit, just south of Camborne. I was last here at the reconstituted quoit in June 2014, when the capstone was finally placed upon the uprights, amid much celebration. The paraphenalia of the restoration has long been removed – although some outlying stones […]

Carwynnen Quoit: The project completes!

We’ve just received the following Press release from our friends at the Sustainable Trust, announcing the official end of the Carwynnen Quoit project. ‘The Restoration of Carwynnen Quoit’ commemorative book to be launched.  The Sustainable Trust’s award winning community project will be completed soon. A non-academic record of the project is being published and will be available from […]

Congratulations to the Sustainable Trust’s Carwynnen Quoit Project!

Here at the Heritage Journal we were overjoyed to hear that Pip Richards has been deservedly awarded the title of Cornwall’s new Heritage Champion. She is the first female to be accorded the award. Lt Col Philip Hills, Chairman of Cornwall Heritage Trust said ‘I am delighted to be able to announce that this year’s winner […]

Carwynnen Quoit: Awaiting the Capstone

With less than two weeks to go until the capstone is raised at Carwynnen, the project team have issued the following press release: ROCK ON AT THE GIANTS QUOIT! Come and watch the final phase of this project on Midsummer’s Day, Saturday 21st June at 3pm. This will be a milestone, or even capstone! in […]

Carwynnen: The Project Continues…

Starting next week, the next stage of the project to restore the Giant’s Quoit at Carwynnen will be taking place. The plan is that on Friday 2nd May the remaining two supports, or orthostats, for the capstone will be raised. The public are welcome to watch this event, which should start at about 11am. The completion […]

Carwynnen: The Restoration of a Cornish Quoit

During a recent holiday in Cornwall, I took the opportunity to revisit Carwynnen Quoit, to see what progress had been made since my previous visit during the recent excavations. Seeing one of the uprights back in place has prompted me to put together this brief overview of the history of the quoit. Built some time […]

The Carwynnen project begins: come and see the first stone hauled upright!

PRESS RELEASE – THE SUSTAINABLE TRUST CARWYNNEN QUOIT A LEG UP FOR THE GIANTS QUOIT! Despite appalling weather, our relentless volunteer diggers arrived on Monday morning to start working the site at Carwynnen Quoit, prior to the restoration of the first stone. An eleven day community dig will expose the socket for the stone, and […]

Carwynnen Quoit to stand again – it’s official!

Press Release 15TH OCTOBER 2013: After three years of fundraising, the Sustainable Trust, owners of the field formerly known as Cromlech Parc or Frying Pan Field, have finally found the required level of funding to restore this Scheduled Ancient Monument to standards required by English Heritage. . The Sita Cornwall Trust are funding the excavations […]

Carwynnen: The Quest for the Quoit

I have recently returned from another of my regular trips to Cornwall, which as usual, involved several visits to heritage sites. What follows is a short description of one such visit, which coincided with an Open Day (actually an Open Weekend, but I only attended for part of the second day) at Frying Pan Field, […]

Carwynnen: A Monument Like No Other

A guest post by Pip Richards, of the Sustainable Trust. The Sustainable Trust’s archaeological investigations at Carwynnen Quoit have produced a tantalising look at life in Neolithic times. Run as a community archaeology project and reported by Jacky Nowakowski and James Gossip of Cornwall Council’s Historic Environment, the excavation revealed the full extent of the […]