St Just in Penwith
18 Bank Square, Saint Just, United Kingdom
www.cornwalls.co.uk/St-Just - 01736 787091
St Just in Penwith Saint Just Reviews
Great area, cliffs, beaches, mining remains, prehistoric - - Nov 12, 2010
I have put free because of course the specific places I mention are indeed free but I do recommend it as a place to stay in the far west of Cornwall - in which case it will cost a pound or three,
This town must not be confused with the chocolate box village of St Just in Roseland, for which I have already done a review. This town is not pretty in any conventional sense. It was built in connection with metal mining and is very much a 'working class' town.
It's situation is fabulous, near to the scenic delights of Cape Cornwall and the north Cornish coast, to the airort for the Isles of Scilly, surrounded by mining and prehistoric remains and only ieght miles from Penzance and the south Cornwall coast.
Within the town, which still has 'real' shops, two places are particularly worth seeing. One is Plain-an-Guarry, an open-air site used for miracle plays in medieval times.
The other is the church which has two 15th century wall paintings, long covered by plaster and rediscoveed during restoration. One is St George killing the Dragon and the other represents Jesus of the Trades.
Part of the list Land of my Birth - Devon and Cornwall
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