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Chun Quoit
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Chun Quoit

Chun Quoit 

Chun Quoit (quoit = Cornish for dolmen). Although small, it is the best preserved quoit in Cornwall. All the others have dislodged capstones or some other disturbance. These are presumed to be burial chambers but no burial remains have ever been found. They were all originally buried under a mound of stones and earth but erosion in the harsh environment of West Penwith and the action of tomb robbers has meant that you can see the vestiges of the mound only at one quoit; here, at Chun. Estimated to be approx. 6,000 years old.
Sited in Morvah parish, West Penwith, Cornwall. Misspelt Quiot on Google maps!
Photo; July 20, 2012.

Pedrocut, Xata, Fred Fouarge, Diana Australis and 44 other people have particularly liked this photo


80 comments - The latest ones
 Karl Pallinger
Karl Pallinger
super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
viele Grüße, karl
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Karl.
Have a good week.
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Nitro76
Nitro76
Beau dolmen. Amitiés, Richard
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Richard. Yes, for a dolmen it is mignon!
Have a good week.
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Jenny W
3 years ago.
 Argenna
Argenna
A very nice rock . And I like the photo very much. Greetings, Argenna.
3 years ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Remarquable et bien rendu ++++++
Merci pour toutes ces informations .
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Argenna,
Malik,
Many thanks!
3 years ago.
 Gloria Siess
Gloria Siess
wow, great image Andy!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Hello Glo! Thank you very much!
3 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
;)...how I like them!!!
I am always happy to see that they are still standing after many thousand years..Our ancestors knew what they were doing!
Beautiful shot Andy!
3 years ago.
 Yves Lurol
Yves Lurol
interesting and well framed dear andy / have a great week / yves see you soon
3 years ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
Good grief, Andy - that's a huge mushroom! Thank you so much for the info - so interesting.
3 years ago.
 Boro
Boro
Jolie compo *******
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Tanja,
Jurek,
Yves,
Amelia,
Therese.
Many thanks to you all for liking this cute dolmen.
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
jolie photo andy !!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
PGARCIA,
Dominique,
Many thanks to you both.
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 * Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Témoin du passé !!!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Didier,
Benjamin,
Thank you both.
3 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautifully captured. Thanks for the info.
3 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Truly remarkable!!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Nika,
Sasithorn_s,
Many thanks.
3 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
That is quite an age!! Lovely shot. YS.

Best wishes, Rosa.
3 years ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
fantastic shapes and textures, nice colours and shadows
3 years ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Beautiful photo. Love those old stone dolmens, standing stones, stone circles and other neolithic monuments. Had plenty of them in Ireland when we lived there.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Pom',
Rosa,
Mario,
Ron.
Many thanks to you all.
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Kate. Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
What an an amazing structure, even more amazing that is has survived all those years. A very well composed shot Andy. Nice to have the written history with the image. Very much a YS.
Best regards, Doug
3 years ago.
 John Goodwin
John Goodwin club
Nice photo of this ancient structure Andy, YS... John.
3 years ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
Nice shot and great info ~ All the best ~ Nick
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Nick Weall club
I ended up looking for your Kernow group to add to, Nick. But I confess that that was after one glass of red too many!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Bergfex,
Doug,
John,
Nick,
Thank you all.
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Tone
3 years ago.
 Guy Veazey
Guy Veazey
Very nice picture, Andy. You have been very instructive today. I looked up quoit in the dictionary and then I had to look up dolmen. I like the information you included.
3 years ago.
 menonfire
menonfire club
Wunderbar diese Felsformation Andy, Danke auch für die Info
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Guy, My pleasure!
MAIK.
Many thanks to you both.
3 years ago.
 Mackedwars
Mackedwars club
Impresionante dolmen, maravillosa vista. Eduardo.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Eduardo.
3 years ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Interesting dolmen!
3 years ago.
 Marie-france Berthelé
Marie-france Berthel…
Wowwww ! what a nice mushroom !
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Cammimo,
Marie-france,
Thank you both!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Campayo!
3 years ago.
 gezginruh
gezginruh club
Hello Andy,

Very interesting , very nice!! They are still there....
Thank you for the great info.
Best greetings
Füsun
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Fusun!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Yo tambien, Begona. Gracias!
3 years ago.
 Zygmunt Borowski
Zygmunt Borowski
Very beautiful and interesting!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Zygmunt!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Krzysztof.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Krzysztof
3 years ago.
 Margrit May Berger (♫ SwissMay)
Margrit May Berger (… club
Incredible Andy, How could I have missed it, when I was in Cornwall !? Those places have a very special atmosphere, thank you for the description! We become aware about being a very small part of the chain in human's history.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Margrit May Berger (… club
Nice comments, May - thank you!
It is easy to miss. A long way from the tourist roads and an uphill walk, often muddy!
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Gabriella!
3 years ago.
 Isisbridge
Isisbridge club
Is this the one where you can be cured of the backache by crawling underneath?
Cured or killed, I'm not sure which.
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Isisbridge club
No. That is Men-An-Tol, about 1/2 hour's walk from here! I have never taken a photo of that one of the hole in the stone because it has been done to death!
But supposedly a cure (for scrofula, leprosy and general neolithic stuff I suspect).
Thank you, Isisbridge.
3 years ago.
 Maria Laura Spini
Maria Laura Spini
Hi, Andy!!
Fantastic historical photo!!

Lalla
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Lalla.
Have a good week!
Best wishes, Andy
3 years ago.
 Anja C.
Anja C.
A beautiful photo. Thanks for the information! This knowledge makes the picture even more special. :-)
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks and welcome, Anja!!
3 years ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Amazing. Not only the stones and the photo, but the great information! LOVE this gigantic mushroom!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks Diane. I think I'll have a mushroom omelette for lunch!
3 years ago.
 mfo
mfo
A very fine survival.
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to mfo
Thank you Matthew. I think this is easily the nicest dolmen I know!
3 years ago.
mfo has replied to Andy Rodker club
I did visit the neolithic village site in Cornwall (its name without a quick search I forget), and quite a bit of time in the West Kennet/Avebury area in the past.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to mfo
Hi Matthew. I think you mean Chysauster. And yes; The West Kennet / Avebury area is spectacular!
3 years ago.
mfo has replied to Andy Rodker club
I did a search: Carn Euny. Same neck of the woods :)
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to mfo
Ah yes, the other one!! Chysauster is better preserved, but I like both.
3 years ago.
 Christian Caffin
Christian Caffin
Impressive dolmen! Thanks for sharing! Regards, Christian
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Christian!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Liliane, thank you and welcome!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Matthieu!
2 years ago.
 Elbertinum
Elbertinum club
Fantastisch -
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you very much, Elbertinum!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you once more, Petar!
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, Slang!
2 years ago.
 Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
Great shot Andy, thanks for the information.
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Marvin!
2 years ago.
 Angelofruhr
Angelofruhr club
Admired in: " AROUND the WORLD in 80 photos ... "
2 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
SLANG,
Angelika,
Thank you both!
2 years ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
Love it! Spent a week in Morvah in 2015!
17 months ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Diana Australis club
Thank you, Diana!
I hope you a) had good weather and b) visited this cute quoit, the best preserved one in Cornwall. My Mum's family have lived in Zennor, the neighbouring parish, for many years.
17 months ago.

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