Friday, 10 July 2020
Menacuddle Chapel and Holy Well, Cornwall
We popped into the Holy Well and Chapel at Menacuddle, near St.Austell. The last time we were here was one year ago - how time flies!
Not a lot has changed. I won't go into the history of the chapel and well again, as I covered this on my previous post: The Secretive Menacuddle Holy Well and Chapel, Cornwall.
The waterfall and river isn't so white on this visit. It is often coloured by china clay deposits in the area. Locally, therefore, it is known as the White River.
A few duotone photos of chapel and area.
Inside the small chapel, it appears clearer and cleaner than a year ago when it was filled with candles and various mementos. I thought they gave the chapel more character and even a more holy feeling. Of course it is often said that Cleanliness is next to Godliness - so what do I know. Those words are from a 1778 sermon in 1778 by John Wesley.
All shipshape on the outside.
We wandered round the grounds as I couldn't think of any more suitable quotes! Lots of green, green grass … and a pond of sorts.
Some fine trees by the river.
A final look at the waterfall prior to moving on.
Always a pleasure to visit the chapel and, again, we were on our own while there.
We hadn't visited the Camel Trail for quite a while so thought we would walk along part of the trail starting at Wadebridge and heading...