Thursday, 5 January 2012
My New Manor
Now would it surprise you if I said that a leyline passes through this holy place on its way to goodness knows where, via Glastonbury, from St Michael's Mount in Cornwall? 'Of course not,' I hear you all reply. And of course legends abound about how this building came to perch at the top of the hill. Surprise, surprise some of them feature the devil! You can read these on the excellent website 'Legendary Dartmoor' which recounts the rather topical story about the theft of a few hundredweight of lead from the church roof, not recently, but in the 1950s. Metal thefts from churches is currently at an all time high at the moment but today's thieves are far more namby-pamby than those of earlier generations. It seems that their most prolific activity is in much flatter areas of the country - like Essex!