The History
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 of Trengwainton.

Paranormal Stories
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.

The Location
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.


Lanyon Quoit


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, 5°35'57"W

Ordinance Survey Map Reference: SW 430 337

Location Maps

Large Scale
Close Up



 






Related Links

Lanyon Quoit - The Wikipedia entry.
Lanyon Quoit - Stones of England
Lanyon Quoit, Cornwall
Lanyon Quoit - on Megalithia
Lanyon Quoit - on Britian Express
Lanyon Quoit - on Cornwall Heritage
Quoits and Other Tombs of Cornwall - Very interesting, and features Lanyon Quoit