A historic place in Chapel Hill built for sailors and fisherman where prayers were said for them and a look-out kept.
Fisherman’s chapel (Chapel Hill Braunton)
The Fisherman’s Chapel in Braunton is a short walk from the centre of town and a great place to explore for anyone looking for history and spirituality
The chapel, which dates back to the late 17th century, was used by local fishermen as a place of worship and also as a refuge in times of need
Its walls are adorned with ancient frescos, depicting religious scenes and figures, while its arches and ceiling provide shelter from the elements
The chapel also features an ornate font, with its carvings depicting biblical stories of salvation
Inside, visitors can view the remains of a remarkable 14th century wall painting, thought to represent St
George slaying the dragon
The chapel has been designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage, recognising it as an important historic site with splendid architectural features
Even if visitors do not wish to explore the spiritual side of this location, it is still well worth a visit for its stunning exterior and interior décor
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