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Tregiffian Vean

Chambered Tomb


I'm not hoping for much from Tregiffian Vean chambered tomb, having only seen the black and white photo in Craig Weatherhill's essential "Belerion", in which only the capstone appears above the ploughed surface of the field. In fact, I'm pleasantly surprised, as there is a visible mound and although the capstone is displaced it still rests on upright orthostats. The general shape of the tomb is apparent at any rate. On the downside, the chamber has been blocked with rubble and the top of the tomb has been used to dump what look to be assorted clearance stones. Perhaps not up there with the likes of Brane in terms of condition, but nevertheless a survivor and worthy of the time spent in a visit. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
1st September 2010ce

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Next time you get to Cornwall, try going to the Trethevy Quoit. you can get inside it and if you meditate there, for a while, you might understand why the builders built them the way they did. Best Wishes. Posted by Noggin the Nog
12th September 2010ce
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