St Michael's Mount

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount is a small tidal island in Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England. The island is a civil parish and is linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made granite causeway, passable when the water is lower. The population of the parish in 2011 was 35.[1] The castle and chapel have been the home of the St Aubyn family since about 1650, and is managed by the National Trust. The earliest buildings, on the summit, date from the 12th century.[2]

The Mount is a kind of twin to Mont Saint-Michel on the French side of the Channel.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Parish population 2011". GENUKI. Archived from the original on 7 July 2001. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. Herring, Peter (2000). St Michael's Mount Archaeological Works, 1995-8. Truro: Cornwall Archaeological Unit. ISBN 1-898166-49-8.