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|Description ||Devils Quoit (PEM 25) also known as Broomhill Barrows near Freshwater West. I would suggest this is a collapsed burial chamber rather than earthfast (as stated by Nash 2006, Daniel 1950 and others). I say this because of what looks like a large collapsed orthostat that is now visible and that the capstone rests on. The monument consists of five visible stones. 1 capstone, 2 orthosatats, 1 collapsed or horizontal stone and another vertical stone resting on the eastern side of the capstone. I would suggest, unless the earthfast design incorporates a large flat stone to rest the capstone on, at the 'earthfast' side, that this monument has either been pulled apart or has collapsed under its own weight in a shifting dune system. Photographed in March 2005.|
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