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Re: Trethevy Quoit in danger
Mar 09, 2013, 09:26
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It's the small stone between the the ante-chamber stone and the doorstone


Are you referring to the packing stone at the top of the 'buttress' George?




Yes


Except I wouldn't describe it as a buttress .


Not originally no.


If it was a buttress why the padstone and why isn't at more functional acute angle to actually act like a buttress ? The more obvious simpler explanation is that it is what it appears to be , an ante chamber stone .


You've missed two important points George. Look at the top of the 'buttress' and it will tell you why a padstone was required between it and the closure stone. Secondly, the closure is 21.75" out of upright pushing the 'buttress' stone into a steeper angle than it originally was.

No disrespect intended to everyone following this discussion but I'm deffo leaving it now as I've given all the clues I want to give. It was fun for me working it out as I freed my mind of what I'd been fed in the past. Won't be long now before you'll all know and can judge me on it.

Once again there is a simple explanation for the padstone it's a buffer , often found in portal tombs . If the ante chamber stone was a buttress it would have started life at a more effective angle , the suggestion is that they got it wrong in their original choice of angle .
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