A Holy mans rocky residence
Roche Rock is solitary outcrop of black granite that rises sharply from the surrounding moor-land
Legend has it, that the crag of Roche Rock had once been covered by earth, but during Noah‘s flood the layer of soil over it had been washed away, leaving behind this saw-toothed chunk of splintered rock, which by the Middle Ages had gained a fearsome reputation as a convenient resting place for passing witches and malevolent demons.
Perhaps that is why a succession of holy men, came to the rock when Christianity was first brought to Cornwall, and lived as hermits in a small oratory that had been built between its two peaks
It was said that their prayers served to overcome whatever evil forces were loose amidst the fearsome pinnacles and the local people could feel safe from demonic interference and influences on their daily lives
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