An ancient burial landmark in Cornwall which collapsed over 40 years ago is due to be rebuilt, much to the delight of The Sustainable Trust and English Heritage who will be completing the project.
The stone structure, which marks a burial site used between 4,000 BC and 2,300 BC, was a popular site for picnics in the Victorian era, and has been a popular site to visit on holiday for many years.
Known as Carwynnen Quoit, or ‘The Giant’s Quoit’, it was built to mark the remains of Neolithic men. Resembling a section of Stonehenge in appearance, it collapsed in 1834 and was rebuilt, only to collapse again in 1967 after an earth movement. The plan is to rebuild the stones in their original position, making sure that they will stand for at least 100 years.
Once rebuilt, anyone staying in holiday cottages in Cornwall who is looking to see an example of ancient British tradition can head to Troon, Cornwall and take a look at this site of historic cultural importance.