St Tugual's Chapel dates back to the 11th century when the island was a haven for an order of Norman monks. However, there is evidence that the site has had religious significance since the 6th century. The chapel was designed in such a way that they could sit in the building's north nave without being seen by the public who would sit in the west portion of the chapel.

In the years before the Wood family took hold of the lease on the island, in 1949, the grounds around the west and south of the chapel had become overgrown and it was in their time that the churchyard come garden was made around the church.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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madame four (2 years ago)
Excellent restored church which dates from the 9th century. Now it's one of the most popular attractions at Herm Island. Small church and tiny garden with a little graveyard. so beautiful to visit
Bob Kirk (7 years ago)
I have a Geocaching TB resting now in the Willow Grove Cache. Not far away. N 49° 27.896 W 002° 26.912
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