SX5646 : Footpath in Centry Wood near Stoke Beach

taken 6 years ago, near to Noss Mayo, Devon, Great Britain

Footpath in Centry Wood near Stoke Beach
Footpath in Centry Wood near Stoke Beach
This is not actually on the South West Coast Path (SWCP), but is closer to the sea than the path, and so is a popular diversion. It is part of a path that links the ruins of St Peter's Church with the SWCP
South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path National Trail - 630 miles of superb coastal walking. From Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset. It is the longest of all Britain's National Trails.
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St Peter the Poor Fisherman

Commonly believed to be of Saxon origin but first mentioned in a charter of 1225, this small church is set on a cliff above Stoke Bay. The aisle and the porch have finely carved late Medieval wagon roofs, but much of the rest is roofless. The church was badly damaged in a storm around 1840, the congregation moving to worship at the Chapel of Ease at Noss Mayo. It fell into a ruinous state and was abandoned to the elements in 1870, when Lord Revelstoke built a new church in Noss, also called St Peter's. It is thought that the words "the Poor Fisherman" were added at this stage to prevent any confusion between the two churches. Rescued by The Churches Conservation Trust a century later with support from a local group of Friends, the church is still used for two services during the Summer.

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Date Taken
Friday, 17 July, 2015   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 18 July, 2015
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Paths  Woodland, Forest 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5628 4613 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:17.8542N 4:1.1540W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5627 4611
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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