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HER Number:21374
Name:LESQUITE - Neolithic chambered tomb

Summary

Lesquite Quoit is the remains of a burial chamber, with a possible complex entrance way.

Grid Reference:SX 0707 6275
Parish:Lanivet, North Cornwall, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument CO189: Dolmen 1/4 mile (400m) NE of Lesquite

Other References/Statuses

  • National Mapping Programme (Morph No.): 2029.39.1
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 21374
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SX06SE 14

Monument Types

Full description

Lesquite Quoit is the remains of a burial chamber; the capstone (5.1m x 3.3m) stands at a steep angle off one of the original supports, and the others seem to have been removed or smashed. To the north there is another orthostat 1.2m high and 2.7m long, which may have formed part of a complex entrance way, but which is just too far away to have supported the capstone. Opinions differ as to whether there are traces of a mound remaining or whether there are stone clearance heaps in the area (b2,b3,h1). Only flint flakes and four eroded Romano-British sherds were found on the site (b5). It is a Scheduled Monument and at present in a pasture field, in unchanged condition since it was first recorded by Lake (b1). The remains of this feature are visible on air photos (p1) and were plotted as part of the NMP.

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Site history:
1: 1878. SHEPPARD, PA/DOE
2: 1973. MHB/OS
3: 1981. SHEPPARD, PA/DOE
4: 1985. SHEPPARD, PA/DOE
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<1> Polsue, J (Editor), 1867-72, Lake's Parochial History of Cornwall, VOL 3, 20 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4139.

CAU, 1999, OS/73/156/189 (Photographic Record). SCO18801.

<2> Henderson, C, 1914, Notebooks of Parochial Antiquities, VOL III, 315-318 (Unpublished document). SCO3503.

CAU, 1999, OS/73/156/189 (Photographic Record). SCO18801.

<3> UNKNOWN, 1950, RURAL SURVEY MAP, 239 (Cartographic materials). SCO7478.

RAF, 1953, RAF/F22/540/994/0078-81 (Photographic Record). SCO13564.

<4> Cornwall Archaeological Society, 1967, Cornwall Archaeological Society newsletter, 1967, VOL 6, 19 (Article in serial). SCO7966.

<5> Miles, H & Trudgian, P, 1976, An Excavation at Lesquite Quoit, Lanivet (Cornish Archaeology No 15, 1976), Vol 15, 7-10 (Article in serial). SCO1605.

<6> West Cornwall Field Club, 1935-1961, Proceedings of the West Cornwall Field Club, VOL II, 5, 243-244 (Article in serial). SCO5360.

<7> Blight, JT, 1870, The Cromlechs of Cornwall, 141 (Unpublished document). SCO2870.

<8> Blight, JT, 1858, Ancient Crosses and Other Antiquities in the East of Cornwall, 131 (Bibliographic reference). SCO2862.

<9> Barnatt, J, 1982, Prehistoric Cornwall: The Ceremonial Monuments, 44-6, 52, 136, 246 (Bibliographic reference). SCO2777.

Sources / Further Reading

[p1]SCO18801 - Photographic Record: CAU. 1999. OS/73/156/189.
[1]SCO4139 - Bibliographic reference: Polsue, J (Editor). 1867-72. Lake's Parochial History of Cornwall. VOL 3, 20.
[p2]SCO18801 - Photographic Record: CAU. 1999. OS/73/156/189.
[2]SCO3503 - Unpublished document: Henderson, C. 1914. Notebooks of Parochial Antiquities. MS At RIC. VOL III, 315-318.
[p3]SCO13564 - Photographic Record: RAF. 1953. RAF/F22/540/994/0078-81. ABP.
[3]SCO7478 - Cartographic materials: UNKNOWN. 1950. RURAL SURVEY MAP. 239.
[4]SCO7966 - Article in serial: Cornwall Archaeological Society. 1967. Cornwall Archaeological Society newsletter. CA No 6. 1967, VOL 6, 19.
[5]SCO1605 - Article in serial: Miles, H & Trudgian, P. 1976. An Excavation at Lesquite Quoit, Lanivet (Cornish Archaeology No 15, 1976). Vol 15, 7-10.
[6]SCO5360 - Article in serial: West Cornwall Field Club. 1935-1961. Proceedings of the West Cornwall Field Club. PWCFC. VOL II, 5, 243-244.
[7]SCO2870 - Unpublished document: Blight, JT. 1870. The Cromlechs of Cornwall. MS At Morrab Library. 141.
[8]SCO2862 - Bibliographic reference: Blight, JT. 1858. Ancient Crosses and Other Antiquities in the East of Cornwall. 131.
[9]SCO2777 - Bibliographic reference: Barnatt, J. 1982. Prehistoric Cornwall: The Ceremonial Monuments. 44-6, 52, 136, 246.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • ECO2267 - Lesquite Quoit, Lanivet

Related records: none recorded

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