Saint Michaels Chapel, Rame Head, Cornwall
Standing high and all alone on the headland known as Rame Head, overlooking the English Channel and the entrance to Plymouth Sound, stands this rugged little Chapel.
We discovered it some years ago, by accident, whilst walking along the Cornish Coastal Path heading towards the Devon County boundary
I don’t know a great deal about the Chapel. I do know it was consecrated for the saying of Mass in 1397 and dedicated to Saint Michael. The Chapel itself is a little older than that. The location is also thought to have Celtic heritage for several centuries prior.
Saint Michael is now just an empty shell…. but despite that, and perhaps because of its dramatic location, it still has that special feel of a spiritual place that once was of some important.
Standing high on the headland, I guess it is of some importance to sailors, a great landmark for those approaching Plymouth Sound
(C) David Oakes 2018