Chun Quoit

Chun Quoit, Cornwall #1

Almost as far west as it’s possible to go in the West Country of the UK lies Chun Quoit, a Neolithic monument on the open moorland just south of Pendeen. I visited a couple of years ago, on the sort of wet morning that is just so atmospheric, one can imagine ancient people watching from a distance. When looking at the photographs one has to imagine, this “core” being covered in a 30-35 foot wide dome of soil, with these remaining stones forming the inner chamber. Now the soil mound is worn away, all that remain are traces of what would have been an entrance passage, with the 11ft by 10ft capstone suspended above. Once again from my archives with my trusty Pentax ME Super, loaded with Agfa Vista 200.

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