Lanyon Quoit

The Lanyon Quoit is situated between Madron and Morvah in a largely unpopulated and treeless Cornish landscape. The Cornish dolmens date back to the Neolithic period which predates both the pyramids in Egypt and metal tools. The original use of Lanyon Quoit is unknown, however, it is believed to have been a burial chamber of a large mound or a mausoleum and ritual ceremony. The Lanyon Quoit was much higher until a storm in 1815 that caused the structure to collapse. It was lowered about five feet and rotated ninety degrees from its original orientation. Lanyon Quoit is also known as “The Giant’s Table,” which has been mentioned in Arthurian legends.