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Latitude: 50.402 / 50°24'7"N
Longitude: -4.8282 / 4°49'41"W
OS Eastings: 199112
OS Northings: 59619
OS Grid: SW991596
Mapcode National: GBR ZV.VM37
Mapcode Global: FRA 07SZ.LTG
Plus Code: 9C2QC52C+RP
Entry Name: Chapel of St Michael at Roche Rock
Listing Date: 10 February 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1327342
English Heritage Legacy ID: 70972
Location: Roche, Cornwall, PL26
Civil Parish: Roche
Built-Up Area: Roche
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Roche
Church of England Diocese: Truro
Tagged with: Chapel
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5/222 Chapel of St Michael at Roche Rock
Chapel. Licensed 1409. Squared dressed granite.
Plan: has the appearance of a 3-stage tower, with a lower room for a chaplain and
the chapel above. The chapel is built on the side, near the top of a massive jagged
outcrop of schorl and the floor of the lower room is the rock.
The east front has a moulded string courses, at the first stage no windows, the 2nd
stage has a small single light with trefoil head, moulded granite jambs and lintel
with voussoirs. The 3rd stage has large 2-centred arched window with moulded jambs
and relieving arch. Upper gable end. On the south side, there is a 4-centred arches
doorway to the chaplain's room, with roll-moulded surround.
Interior The floor between the chaplain's room and the chapel has been removed; at
the upper level to north is a small window with flat lintel.
St Michael's Chapel is of outstanding landscape value. The site would have been:
chosen for its isolation, and as particularly suitable for a dedication to St
Michael; now, no longer used as a chapel, and without a roof, it has also assumed the
qualities a romantic folly. The combination of the jagged rock face and the dressed
granite forms an architectural unity, whether it is viewed as a mediaeval chapel or
as a romantic ruin.
Ancient monument no, 191.
Listing NGR: SW9910859617
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