Lanyon Quoit is the best known Cornish Quoit and can be found
on the Western edge of Cornwall. It is believed to have been
the indication of a burial chamber or a long mound although
could have been more of a mausoleum or cenotaph.
In 1815 a storm hit the region
and and caused the structure to collapse. It stayed that way
for 9 years until it was rebuilt with money raised by the
locals along with subscriptions. However, because one of the
supports broke during the collapse only three were used when
it was rebuilt. The structure is also apparently lower than
it originally was and from the 18th century and before it
was apparently possible to sit on horseback beneath it.
Today Lanyon Quoit is owned
by the National Trust, given to them in 1952 by Edward Bolitho
No paranormal stories connected to the place are currently
known by the group, but if you know of any then please get
in touch with us.
There isn't much to look at in regards
to the structure itself, but it's set in some absolutely beautiful
Cornish countryside with a disused tin mine set on the horizon
a short distance away. It's hard to find, but when you do
it's a mere few seconds walk away from the road where there
is a parking place right outside. It's a very peaceful place
and a lovely spot for a picnic!
Below are a selection of photographs
that were taken during our visit.
This plaque is erected on the wall of the field just outside
where the quoit stands.
This is the other plaque on the field wall telling
everyone that the quoit is owned by the National Trust.
Another angle of the quoit purposely taken to make
it look like it has a little Cornish Tinmine on top of it.
How to get there:
Lanyon Quote really is in the middle of nowhere. We discovered
it quite by accident when driving back from a day visit to
Cornwall. The best way to find it is to study the maps below,
or to input the following co-ordinates into your SatNav: 50°08'51"N,
Ordinance Survey Map Reference:
SW 430 337
Quoit - The Wikipedia entry.
Quoit - Stones of England
Quoit - on Megalithia
Quoit - on Britian Express
Quoit - on Cornwall Heritage
and Other Tombs of Cornwall - Very interesting, and
features Lanyon Quoit