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Re: Trethevy Quoit in danger
Mar 08, 2013, 20:41
The top of the chamber sidestones are shaped to hold a stone, this would have been a capstone to the big chamber but below the big massive capstone, it would fit fine, the little chamber would also be sealed like this and if the whole thing was corbelled it would make another chamber on top of the other two, i'm not saying it was like this but is all works fine and all thats missing are the 2 smallest capstones and the little stones from the corbelling [they'd have gone for the wall running right by the site].[/quote]

I think only Sunnagh More has two chambers but can't find a pic (although there are examples of more than one portal tomb under the same cairn e..g Kilclooney More B ) , even http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/site/1376/knockeen.html has only has one chamber .
If dry stone walling was used , which seems likely at some sites , it is not likely to have survived once it was exposed or the cairn got robbed . My dosh goes on Zennor having a backstone that held up the capstone at near it's furthest extent leaving gaps that never were filled .
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