Ancient monuments

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Chun quoit

Cornwall is full of ancient monuments. These range from ancient passage graves, through quoits (dolmens), standing stones and stone circles, to Iron Age round houses and hill forts.

They all make wonderful places to walk to. And when you have left, you can talk about what you have just seen, what on earth it was actually for and why anyone would go to all that trouble to construct it. Endless amusement.

We will post pictures here as we rifle through our archives and visit new sites. For now, here is a list of some of them:

Stone circles

  • Merry Maidens
  • Boscawen-un
  • Tregeseal
  • Boskednan, the Nine Maidens

Quoits

  • Bosporthennis quoit
  • Chun quoit
  • Lanyon quoit
  • Mulfra quoit
  • West Lanyon quoit
  • Zennor quoit

Other sites

  • Ballowall barrow
  • Beersheba menhir
  • Kenidjack holed stones
  • Men-an-tol
  • St Breock Down megalith
  • Tregiffian barrow
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