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Photographer: © Paul Johnson (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(24th November 2018)
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Church of St. Michael de Rupe, Brentor near Tavistock

The Church of St Michel de Rupe ("Saint Michael of the Rock") atop the Tor dates to the 13th century, and measures 15 feet (4.6 m) wide and 37 feet (11 m) long. The tower is 40 feet (12 m) high and houses five bells. At one point, the Church may have been used as a Beacon tower, used to spread word of enemies seen out to sea (see also Spanish Armada). It is also said that the church was to be built at the bottom of the tor, but the devil who didn't want to see its construction would move the construction to the top of the hill each night to stop its construction. Dissuaded by the devil, the locals continued with its construction in defiance.

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon MG4200 series

ImageID:1209463, Image size: 1069 x 1667 pixels

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