zennor hill. zennor quoit. constructed image.
exploring the stones from zennor hill and their relationship with the quoit. significant stone features make up this extraordinary selection of tors: a holed stone(1) seen on the extreme left of the photo, is the result of acidic rain water oscillating in small depressions in the rock over millennia. this one still in place but one similar converted by the neoliths and included in the ing monuments; men-an-tol and cram brea. logan or balancing stones (2)(3) one with a large solutions basin and one looking like the capstone of a quoit. a propped stone (4) thus one recently classified as such, is now a recognised,fairly new, monument type. another such monument sits between the main tor stacks at carn galva and has an orientation towards the winter solstice sunset. and finally, although not viable from the quoit is a recently discovered ‘sunstone’ (5) that projects the suns rays each midday across its surface giving a different position in line with the changing seasons. it is in fact a very large upturned solutions basin repositioned so the that the original base of the basin is set 5 degrees off the vertical. on its southern edge a small hole penetrates its rim, making a ‘lens’ to project the sun rays. all making a this tor landscape of particular significance. the siting of the quoit in sight of this conglomeration of stone settings is clearly very intriguing.