| 2 November 2009
Fallen standing stone found in Cornwall
Early this year archaeologists working on behalf of South West Water have discovered a fallen standing stone at Quoit, between Trevalga and Trethevy (Cornwall, England). The 4.5 tonne stone is thought to have originally stood upright and is believed to be of later prehistoric to early medieval date. It has been shaped from a large, local greenstone with a rounded base and tapering top. All the artefacts have been left in situ and covered securely for future generations.
South West Water is building a new waste water treatment works on the site to improve the quality of the coastal waters in Boscastle, Bossiney and Tintagel. Carl Thorpe, archaeologist with the Historic Environment, Cornwall Council said: "South West Water's project has helped increase our understanding of past activity in an area that has seen very little fieldwork before."
Source: Cornish Guardian (28 October 2009)
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