Looe Island

Looe Island

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Looe Island, also known as St George's Island, and historically St Michael's Island is a small island a mile from the mainland town of Looe in Cornwall, United Kingdom. According to local legend, Joseph of Arimathea landed here with the child Christ. Others have identified the island as Ictis, the location described by Diodorus Siculus as a centre for the tin trade in pre-Roman Britain. The waters around the island are a marine nature reserve owned by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and form part of the Looe Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. First established in 1995, the Looe VCMA covers nearly 5 km of coastline and aims to protect the coastal and marine wildlife around Looe. People have been coming to the island since the Iron Age. Evidence of early habitation includes pieces of Roman amphora as well as stone boat anchors. In the Dark Ages, the island was used a seat of early Christian settlement. There was a chapel and dwellings. In the later Medieval period, the island came under the control of Glastonbury Abbey. Lammana Priory was a priory on the island consisting of two Benedictine monks until 1289.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135895346
  • 9786135895346