Roche Rock, Roche, St Austell District, Cornwall, England, UK
A local landmark. Uniquely for the area, the rock is a mix of schorl and quartz rather than granite. The chapel on top of the rock, dedicated to St Michael, dates from 1401.
Photo: ian jones
UK Grid Reference: SW991596
The rock features in Arthurian legend and is said to have been the dwelling of the hermit Ogrin who sheltered the lovers Tristram, a knight of the round table, and Isolde from the wrath of the betrayed King Mark, the husband of Isolde and uncle of Tristram.
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