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Delford Bridge Menhir

Standing Stone / Menhir


I passed this site totally by chance.

I just noticed it over a hedge as I approach the clapper bridge at Delford.

I took several photos with zoom lense from the road side.

Looking at the stone from different angles it looks to me like a fallen Quoit stone, other stones scattered around it would add weight to this theory.

Looking on the map I found that the neighbouring farms go by the names
Penquite, South Penquite, Best Penquite, Higher Penquite and Lower Penquite

"Pen" = Hill or Head "quite" could be a corruption of quoit

hence: Quoit on the hill
Anyone agree?

Posted by phil
25th March 2002ce

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