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St. Patrick's Chapel, Heysham, near Lancaster, UK, 23 May, 2004

Another touristy photo.
The chapel, a Scheduled Ancient Monument now owned by the National Trust, stands on Heysham Head, Lancashire's only sea-cliffs, overlooking Morecambe (seen in the background). It is known to date from ~750AD, which neatly debunks the myth that it was built by St. Patrick (died ~490AD), though another legend, that he was shipwrecked here, might explain why it was dedicated to him.
Archaeological work by Lancaster University in 1977-78 found the bones of 85 people in the surrounding burial grounds, but the site is particularly well-known for eight graves cut directly into the rock. The six to the west are known worldwide.

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