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Tintagel in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Priestís tale

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 5, 2018
1. The Priestís tale Marker
Inscription.
Chapel
The Priest's tale
Hwedhel an Pronter

In the driving rain, the weary priest makes his way to the chapel, as he has done every day for years. Today, in November 1361, he resolves that he won't spend another winter on this lonely, windswept headland.

The priest is paid 50 shillings a year to celebrate daily mass and say prayers in the chapel for Edward, Duke of Cornwall (later called the Black Prince), the owner of the castle. However, the prince has never visited and most of the buildings are in disrepair. Only the elderly constable provides some company through the long evenings.

The chapel, dedicated to the little-known St Hulman is thought to be older than the castle, and is cold and draughty. The priest having never received a pay rise for his duties, finally leaves his position and is replaced a month later.

The chapel ruins on top of earlier buildings that formed a part of the Dark Ages settlement. A small doorway on the southern side was blocked when the larger entrance was built at the west end.
 
Location. 50° 40.112′ N, 4° 45.65′ W. Marker is in Tintagel, England, in Cornwall County. Marker can be reached from Castle Road 0.6 kilometers west of Atlantic Road, on the right when traveling
The Priestís tale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 5, 2018
2. The Priestís tale Marker
west. Touch for map. Located at Tintagel Castle. Marker is in this post office area: Tintagel, England PL34 0HE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A romantic retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); The Traderís tale (within shouting distance of this marker); Excavations and discoveries (within shouting distance of this marker); Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Tintagel village (within shouting distance of this marker); A changing coastline (within shouting distance of this marker); A complicated ruin (within shouting distance of this marker); Prince Dafyddís tale (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tintagel.
 
Also see . . .
1. English Heritage - Tintagel Castle. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tintagel Castle on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionForts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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