The “floor” of the monument,an intact stone pavement,is made up of two elements. One is a narrow strip of compacted small stones which formed a hard-standing surface arranged in a doughnut-like circuit. At the front end of the monument,a fine narrow strip of the pavement extended well beyond the shelter of the capstone.
This is the first time that the original footprint of a monument of this type and great antiquity has been revealed by excavation in Cornwall. It shows that wider Megalithic architectural styles in far south-west Britain accommodated tremendous variety.
The mysteries of this site as uncovered to date are tantalising, but have yet to be fully revealed. This one-time Neolithic community project built over 5-6,000 years ago can be reawakened as a new twenty-first century community challenge to restore the monument to its majestic glory!