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Lesquite Quoit

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech


Lesquite Quoit - 26.12.2002


This burial chamber is in a field to the North of a country lane that is just West of Tredinnick Farm. The lane is signposted 'Tredinnick' from the B3268 below Bodmin, just to the South of where the B3268 crosses over the A30. There is no entrance into the field from the lane so go to the dead end road at SX069627. Opposite the sub-power station a gate leads into the field. As it seemed to be private land and I didn't have time to find out where to ask I just peered at it from the hedge on the country lane and didn't actually explore it.

This is what Craig Weatherhill's excellent book 'Cornovia: Ancient Sites of Cornwall and Scilly' (Cornwall Books - 1985, revised 1997 & 2000) says about it. "Also known as Lanivet or Trebyan Quoit, the ruined tomb consists of a fallen capstone 5.3m by 2.8m leaning against an upright 1.9m tall. A second upright, at right angles to the first, is 1.7m high and 2.7m long. The capstone could not have been supported by both, which suggests that the original tomb was a fairly complex one. A pipe-laying trench cut just to the South of the remains in 1973 revealed several stone sockets and a post-hole which were possibly connected with the surrounding barrow of which nothing remains. The monument has been in its present condition since at least 1858."
pure joy Posted by pure joy
10th January 2003ce
Edited 10th January 2003ce

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