History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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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