Carwynnen Quoit

by Carol Ellis

Carol Ellis

“Carwynnen Quoit”

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Carol Ellis  (“CazzyJane”)

“Carwynnen Quoit”

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“I was drawn to Cornwall many years ago by the windswept moors, rugged coastline and abundance of Ancient Monuments and Holy Wells.
These Magickal places have inspired me to capture the changing, enigmatic atmosphere of these beautiful sites that are so close to my heart.”

Carwynnen Quoit is one of an ancient and rare group of monuments, and can be found at Carwynnen in Cornwall. It is a portal dolmen belonging to the Neolithic period, possibly 5000 years old, one of the few Cornish portal dolmens to be found outside the Penwith peninsula. It is situated on a gentle west-facing slope between two small tributaries to the Red River. The dolmen stands to a height of 1.5m with a capstone measuring approximately 3.3m long by 2.5m wide and 0.3m thick, and weighs approximately 10 tons.

Carol Ellis Biography

"I was drawn to Cornwall many years ago by the windswept moors, rugged coastline and abundance of Ancient Monuments and Holy Wells. These Magickal places have inspired me to capture the changing, enigmatic atmosphere of these beautiful sites that are so close to my heart."