Just in Roseland
St. Just in Roseland |
most westerly town, next to Cape Cornwall (NT). Iron Age village of Carn
Euny, Geevor mining heritage centre at Pendeen, Levant Beam Engine (NT),
Crown engine houses at Botallack, Pendeen lighthouse. Flights to Isles of
Scilly and pleasure flights from Land's End aerodrome at St Just.
There is no doubt that this little hamlet
in Roseland is a place of charm, of peace and tranquillity and of warmth.
In the height of summer, of course it can become quite busy for such a
small place, but most of the activity takes place on the shoreline where
there are tidal beaches and anchorage for boats. Wandering along the coast
toward St. Mawes or around the creek and churchyard, though, is highly
The Church here has been described as the most beautiful in England, but
that may be more to do with its setting, than the actual building. The
location on the waters edge and surrounded by subtropical plants, the
whole tucked into a corner of a creek, is indeed extremely attractive.
There is also a well in the churchyard, but I am informed that it is not
the ancient 'Holy Well'; that one lies outside the lower lychgate beside
the path and is actually pre-Christian in origin.