Holy Trinity Church, Buckfast

Coming up on the evening of friday 26th February is a one-night-only installation of work by myself (Laura Denning) and my sister (Fiona Denning). The site is easy to find, but bring a torch or use your phone to light your way from the entrance to the church itself.

The church was burned down in July 1992. All that remains is the shell of the 13th century building with its later spire. There are 196 steps down from the Church ruins to Station Road. Among these are the Wishing Steps. The stones of these two steps are laid in the opposite direction to all the others and it is said a secret wish made standing here will come true!Beneath the church is an extensive system of caves where fossilised remains of sabre toothed tigers and woolly mammoths have been found. These date from about 100,000 years ago. There is no public access to the caves which are home to a population of Horseshoe Bats and have been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

 

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