In the longer term this will include exploring ancient farming methods and ways of life on the land using the restored quoit as a focus. It has been described as 'a monument like no other' by our greatest living Cornishman Charles Thomas CBE DL Dlitt FBA FSA.
Fundraising to date has been successful for the archaeological excavations phase of the project, and a preliminary investigative dig was held in July 2012. Some interesting neolithic finds were made along with more contemporary artefacts.
The big dig, a more detailed investigation, started in mid September 2012 and provided a unique community opportunity to excavate this Penwith chamber tomb and inform us about its original construction. In the not too distant future more fundraising bids will be written and the iconic Krommlegh Garwynnon (cornish) will be restored for the people of Cornwall.
The site inspires creativity . Novelist Ann Treneer wrote in 'Up Troon':- 'On the moor or standing under the great coping of Carwynnen, personality is dwarfed and petty problems melted away.' and ' Because it is in a field, Carwynnen, notwithstanding its powerful upright and grand coping stone, is a little subdued, a little domesticated, a little as though put in a cage to be a specimen, patronised by Pendarves. I used to wonder whether, in a home field, it felt like a Red Indian in an urban villa.'