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Lanyon Quoit | by Mike Hume
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Lanyon Quoit

Lanyon Quoit is a single-chambered megalithic tomb (dolmen) located on the Madron to Morvah road in Cornwall. The original capstone used to stand 7ft above the ground however the structure was damaged by a storm in the 19th Century, and when the stones were rebuilt one of the four supporting upright stones broke in half, resulting in only three supporting stones now. The 13.5 ton capstone now stands somewhat closer to the ground than it used to be.

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Taken on September 17, 2008