Carreg Coetan Arthur Neolithic Quoit, Wales.







The History of Carreg Coetan Arthur Quoit

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Carreg Coetan Arthur is a megalithic burial dolmen or portal tomb from the Neolithic Era built around 3000 BC near Newport, North Pembrokeshire, Wales.


Carreg Coetan Arthur is a pretty little quoit on the edge of a small estate of bungalows on the outskirts of Newport, North Pembrokeshire. Quoits are also known as dolmen, portal tombs or portal graves. They were built by Neolithic Britain's and would have originally been at the centre of an earth burial mound. The huge stone capstones would have been put onto of the stone orthostats by dragging then up the earthworks that made up they burial mound then over the stone orthostats that made up the walls of the burial chamber. Over the las 4000 years the earth has been washed away to leave Carreg Coetan Quoit as we see it today.


Quoits was a popular game throughout the ages which con sited of throwing metal rings over a pin. Mythology had it that giants once lived in Great Britain who so big enough that they could raise the great stones rings like those at Stonehenge. According to the myth these giants also liked to play quoits and the stone dolmen, like Carreg Coetan Arthur , were the aftermath of a game of quoits, the big capstone being thrown by giants onto the standing stones.


Where Is Carreg Coetan Arthur Quoit?


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Coordinates: 52°1′6″N, 4°49′38″W

Coordinates: 52.018333, -4.827222

 

 

 


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