Tendrine Hill & Barrow, June 2011

June 2011

On April 10th the West Cornwall Dowsers met up on a beautiful sunny and warm day at Eagles Nest above Zennor, and made their way up to Sperris Quoit, previously visited in August 2010 [see MM74 p.2]. The tor above the site had a flat rock that Paul Bonnington had suggested was the original excarnation platform for bodies, the bones of which were subsequently placed inside the Quoit, and this was confirmed by the dowsers. They then followed the newly-cut path that ran through Sperris Settlement, and found the lovely energy spots previously identified there. There was a suggestion that this was the spiritual centre of the site. On to Trendrine Hill for lunch, where the entrance grave was dowsed, and an original entrance passage facing NW was suggested. The Trendrine Hill ley alignment leading back to Zennor Quoit could be clearly seen from here [see MM61 p.20]. Finally, on the way back, an unusual stone complex on the side of Sperris Hill dowsed as the remains of another Quoit [SW4697 3838], with traces of inhumations. If this is correct, then this makes three quoits in a triangular pattern, all in a small area, with Zennor Quoit intervisible from both Sperris Quoit and this one at Sperris Hill. The sequence of construction dowsed as being first Sperris, then Zennor, then Sperris Hill. An unexpected discovery that rounded off a lovely day.