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Plymouth in Devon County, England, United Kingdom
 

Way of Saint James

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
1. Way of Saint James Marker
Inscription.
Way of St James
Saint James, one of the Apostles, was martyred in AD44. Legend has it that he spent a number of years preaching in Spain and was subsequently buried there. His supposed burial site was discovered in the early 9th century and became a focus of pilgrimage. Hundreds of thousands subsequently visited Santiago de Compostela. Many pilgrims sailed from England through Plymouth which was one of only two ports licenced for this journey. The pilgrims often wore a sign indicating their destination. Those going to Santiago de Compostela wore a scallop shell, this eventually became a general symbol of pilgrimage.
 
Location. 50° 21.891′ N, 4° 8.081′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, England, in Devon County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Road and Lambhay Hill, on the right when traveling south on Commercial Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth, England PL1 2NR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Departure of the ‘Tory’ (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pilgrims Point - The Mayflower Steps (about 150 meters away); 350th Anniversary of the Mayflower (about 150 meters away); The Tolpuddle Martyrs
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By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
2. Way of Saint James Marker
(about 150 meters away); Arrival of NC4 (about 150 meters away); Sailing of the Mayflower (about 150 meters away); Iron Pipes (about 150 meters away); The Roanoke Colonies (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 4, 2018
3. Way of Saint James Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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