We are thrilled to announce that Historic England has removed Trethevy Quoit from the Heritage At Risk Register.
Trethevy Quoit was placed on the Register in 2016 when the sale of the surrounding field looked likely to affect the setting of this important Scheduled Monument. With the help of a grant from Historic England, Cornwall Heritage Trust were able act quickly to purchase the field thereby saving the setting and accessibility to the Monument.
Having acquired the field a project was subsequently developed to make improvements to the site, which included replacing a Cornish hedge and updating the access gates and culminated with an archaeological dig at the site in July this year; the outcome of which was the discovery of a significant platform of greenstone. The project has seen increased interest in the site and the community day at the end of the dig was extremely well attended by people keen to learn more about the history of this fascinating place.
We are delighted that thanks to our intervention this important “portal dolmen”, believed to date back to 3500BC, is now deemed as “saved” and has been removed from the Heritage At Risk Register. Our grateful thanks to Historic England and English Heritage for their support.