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Re: Trethevy Quoit in danger
Mar 03, 2013, 13:13
tiompan wrote:
Littlestone wrote:
Well, I’ll keep an open mind on whether it's stood in its present form for millennia but, based on Sanctuary’s observations there, I’m 95% sure that it hasn’t. In fact the more I look at it (and I confess I haven’t been there) the more it looks like a folly and something constructed by someone who didn’t know the faintest about dolmens – how they should look and how best to keep them standing.

The jury’s out but I really do recommend anyone who’s interested in Trethevy and its long-term prospects to look at Sanctuary's DVD (and book when it comes out).

It looks exactly like a portal dolmen . Again, that's the point they are meant to look like follies or at least the Neolithic equivalent , not some utilitarian megalithic box where a few deposits were interred .
What is odd is the cat flap and hole in the capstone . They are slightly anamolous .
Why has there been no mention of the padstone ?another common feature , you don't see it in too many pics .

Not knowing too much about the subject, but having seen quite a few photo's of portal dolmens, it look like just about any of the others to my eye. Is there any reason to believe that this one is different?
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