Quoit, Cornwall

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Quoit
Devil's Quoit Near St Columb Major - geograph.org.uk - 938072.jpg
Remains of Devil's Quoit
Quoit is located in Cornwall
Quoit
Quoit
Location within Cornwall
Civil parish
  • St Columb
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townST. COLUMB
Postcode districtTR9
Dialling code01637
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireCornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
  • St Austell and Newquay
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall
50°25′15″N 4°55′28″W / 50.4208°N 4.9244°W / 50.4208; -4.9244Coordinates: 50°25′15″N 4°55′28″W / 50.4208°N 4.9244°W / 50.4208; -4.9244

Quoit is a settlement in mid Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is situated in the parish of St. Columb Major approximately one mile (2 km) southeast of the town of St Columb Major and 7 miles (12 km) east of Newquay. It lies between the A30 dual carriageway trunk road and the A39 road through St Columb Major.[1]

Devil's Quoit[edit]

The hamlet derives its name from a dolmen known as "Devil's Quoit" (or "Arthur's Quoit") at grid reference SW92326193.[2] Although one support stone was removed in the 18th century, the dolmen was still standing in 1840.[2] It partially collapsed between 1840 and 1850. By the 20th century, the stones had been split and either deliberately buried or incorporated in surrounding hedges.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Landranger 200; Newquay, Bodmin & surrounding area, 1:50 000. 1988
  2. ^ a b c DEVILS QUOIT Archived June 10, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, Pastscape, retrieved 20 November 2013