Trethevy Quoit - Portal Dolmen - 1

A Neolithic Dolmen (3500-3000BC).
A Capstone of 20 tonnes , now supported by 5 stones - one stone , the rear slab has fallen into the chamber leaving the Capstone tilting more steeply.
From this view a small Forecourt / Antechamber , to the front , would have been formed by 2 slabs , one remains.
Why there is a hole in the Capstone is a mystery .
The whole structure stands 2.7 metres high and was probably originally covered by a mound or cairn of stones.
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Location - South East Cornwall - South of Minions - Parking for a small number of Vehicles
Ref:
4391
Date:
2016-11-07 00:00:00.0
Location:
SX 259 688
Photographer:

Trethevy Quoit - Portal Dolmen - 1

A Neolithic Dolmen (3500-3000BC).
A Capstone of 20 tonnes , now supported by 5 stones - one stone , the rear slab has fallen into the chamber leaving the Capstone tilting more steeply.
From this view a small Forecourt / Antechamber , to the front , would have been formed by 2 slabs , one remains.
Why there is a hole in the Capstone is a mystery .
The whole structure stands 2.7 metres high and was probably originally covered by a mound or cairn of stones.
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Location - South East Cornwall - South of Minions - Parking for a small number of Vehicles
Ref:
4391
Date:
2016-11-07 00:00:00.0
Location:
SX 259 688
Photographer: