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Roche Rock

A chapel, dedicated to St Michael, was built on this rock in 1409 by a hermit. Traditionally a leper is said to have taken refuge here.

The area is reputed to be haunted by a miner, he makes his presence known either by making noises within the chapel, or by a shadow that flits from rock to rock with no earthly presence to cast it.

The site is also associated with the story of Jan Tregeagle, who thrust his head through the East window in order to gain sanctuary from the hell hounds on his trail.

Directions: Off a minor road from the B3274, South of Roche.

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