History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The capstone has had an intriguing rectangular hole cut through it in one corner. The burial chamber was originally divided in two with small stone creating an antechamber. This is now difficult to make out.
The quoit is about 2.7 metres high and sits atop a low mound. The most likely date for the construction of Trethevy Quoit is between 3700 and 3000 BCE.
The quoit is known locally as The Giants House, a tribute to the sheer size of the monument. The name Trethevy is thought to derive from the Cornish for 'place of the graves'.
The quoit stands in a field and is easily accessed at any time.
About Trethevy Quoit
Address: St Cleer, Cornwall, England, PL14 5JY
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On a minor road 1 mile north neast of St Cleer, off the B3254. Open access site.
Website: Trethevy Quoit
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Trethevy Quoit Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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