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Saint Credan or Sancredus Ascetic

Date of repose unknown Remembered May 11

At Sancreed (Sancredus) not far from Madron is another very ancient holy well and holy tree. St Credan is said to be the founder. Apparently he inadvertently killed his own father and in remorse became a hogherd; in this he lived such an exemplary life that he was considered to be a saint.

The chapel was re-discovered in the late 19C. The well is deep which makes immersion easy. The ruins of a small chapel stand nearby. The ‘cloutie’ (rag) tree was full of rags. Again you cannot get nearer the ancient British church than this.

There are three 10C crosses with Christ reigning in the churchyard.

Sancreed is a place of pilgrimage

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