Standing on high ground to the east of Zennor carn, this ancient structure is best approached by footpath from the B3306 St. Ives to Zennor road near Eagles Nest. The quoit or cromlech is late Neolithic or early Bronze Age in origin and served either as an individual or communal burial chamber. [ Bronze Age pottery sherds, charcoal and cremated bones have all been found ] It differs from other local examples in that it boasts a small ante-chamber - a feature that is not unusual but which sets it apart from others in the locality. The structure narrowly escaped destruction in 1861 at the hands of a local farmer who attempted to dismantle the 5000 year old relic to provide the stone needed to complete an adjacent cattle shelter, the upright stones of which can still be seen in the photograph. Fortunately, the Reverend W. Borlase - vicar of Zennor church - was alerted to this act of vandalism and the farmer was persuaded to see the error of his ways for the sum of five shillings! Drill holes however remain in the fallen capstone and one of the supporting stones. Structures such as these were originally covered in a mound of earth and stone and built to accomodate the cremated remains of many generations of clan members.