This incredible quoit is placed on a raised, oval-shaped earth mound (also containing many small quartz stones) at the top of a field, on the northern side of St Breock Downs. It consists of a massive, horizontally placed capstone with nine smaller upright stones which surround it; and of them, just three support its capstone.
Due to its low height and flat top, Pawton Quoit is thought to have once been completely sealed with earth and quartz.
Capstone: 3.6m long (originally 4.6m) by 2.6m wide by 0.8m thick
Captone Weight: 14.5 tons
Chamber: 2.4m long by 1.3m wide
Raised Mound: 21m by 15m by 1.2m high
NEAR BY STONES:
| Nine Maidens Stone Row
| St Breock Downs Menhir