Lanyan Quoit

Lanyan Quoit

Lanyan Quoit

Lanyan Quoit

That's the biggest coffee table i've ever seen!

Lanyon Quoit is within sight of the Morvah-Madron road, about half a mile from the Men-an-Tol, and for this reason is one of the best known quoits in Cornwall. This huge neolithic chamber tomb, over six thousand years old, is wrongly supposed by some to be the most perfect in Cornwall.

Unfortunately over the years treasure seekers have weakened the structure to such a degree that in a ferocious storm last century the capstone was dislodged and one of the upright stones broken. The whole stone was reconstructed and the capstone, weighing over thirteen tons, replaced using the same equipment that put the Logan Stone of Treen back in place. Prior to this, according to reports, a man on horseback could easily ride underneath without lowering his head. Legend has it that King Arthur took his last meal here before his final battle, and Merlin predicted that the king and his chieftains would meet here again before the end of the world.

Taken - 13/05/2011
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Between Madron and Morvah, Cornwall
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch