Unsurprisingly this is a church that is all about location. From round about, it is a pinpoint on the horizon, an extra peak on the ridge at the western edge of Dartmoor; from the church itself, attention swiftly shifts to the 360-degree views of sheep-grazed uplands and arable lowlands, woodlands, village clusters and roadways between. St Michael’s was founded here in the 12th century, though the structure still standing is mostly 14th century and much restored at that. The site is, in fact, the summit of a long-dead volcanic cone.
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