On Thursday 21st October at 7.30pm we will be hosting our October Story Cafe ‘Trethevy Quoit’ with Andy Jones via Zoom and live on our Facebook page.
In our free virtual Story Cafe, Andy Jones will provide a summary of the findings of the 2019 excavations and the ongoing research.
Trethevy quoit, an impressive Neolithic ‘dolmen’ burial chamber stands 2.7m high, comprising 5 standing stones surmounted by a huge capstone. Cornwall Heritage Trust acquired the field in which the Quoit stands in 2016 to improve access and preserve the quoit. Trethevy Quoit was put on Heritage at Risk Register in 2017 due to past erosion by livestock and fencing damage. Now owned by Cornwall Heritage Trust and Historic England active monitoring and stability of the site is being maintained.
An archaeological excavation in 2019 made an exciting discovery. Volunteers of Cornwall Heritage Trust and the Cornwall Archaeological Unit took part in the dig, which was supervised by Andy Jones. A large below-ground feature was found positioned close to the Quoit itself and, on investigation, this was found to be a significant platform of greenstone. The material had been quarried locally and brought to the site and was clearly an integral part of the monument.
Andy Jones, the Principal Archaeologist with the Cornwall Archaeological Unit, graduated from Sheffield University’s Department of Archaeology and Prehistory in 1991. His interests include the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods.
Tickets to book a place on the Zoom event will be available from 28th September (pm) : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trethevy-quoit-a-virtual-story-cafe-with-andy-jones-tickets-180749766417
The story cafe will be simultaneously live streaming to our Cornwall Heritage Trust Facebook page during the event. After the event a recording of the story cafe will be uploaded to our Youtube channel and website.
Funded by Cornwall Community Foundation