include: The frightful tale of the desperate horseman, whose
cart has been seen racing down the lanes, past the church and around the
Bay, before disappearing on its fateful journey to the nearby harbor town
of Polperro. The rider is thought to be fleeing the customs men, with
his illegal bounty of rum. Shot several times, the man was dead before
arriving at his destination, but the horse raced on, over the edge of
the harbor wall and into the depths below.
Or, how about the contemporary reports of hearing a woman sobbing, from somewhere inside the building, but no source or person can be located, upon entering the church. This has been mentioned by more than a few visitors.
the intriguing story of "Robert Mark". Resident of the nearby
harbor town of Polperro, Mark was shot dead in 1802, although there is
some confusion as to whether he was a local smuggling hero (shot at sea)
or a customs/revenue man shot on duty. A stone (tablet style) memorial
can be found in the church Baptistery (by the font, in the south west
corner) upon the wall, and states "In prime of life, most suddenly,
Sad tidings to relate, Here view my utter destiny, And pity my sad state.
I by a shot which rapid flew, Was instantly struck dead."
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