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Aug 2019

________________________ St. Michael’s Mount | Cornwall, England | c. 1659 • St. Michael's Mount​ ​is a small tidal island in Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England. The castle and chapel located on the island have been the home of the St. Aubyn family since approximately 1659 • While the island boasts a long history dating back to prehistoric times, little is known about the village on the Mount before the beginning of the 18th century, except that there were a few fishermen's cottages and monastic homes. After improvements to the harbour in 1727, St. Michael's Mount became a flourishing seaport • The village quickly grew to 53 houses, the was extended and the population peaked to 221 people. There were three schools, a ​Wesleyan chapel​, and three public houses, mostly used by visiting sailors. ​During the 18th and 19th centuries, the castle structure was romanticised, and designed ​to evoke nostalgia for a bucolic past. A narrow railway was built and used to bring luggage up to the castle • During World War II, the Mount was fortified to protect the island during the invasion crisis from 1940 to 1941. A decade later, Francis Cecil St. Aubyn gave most of the Mount to the National Trust. The St Aubyn family retained a 999-year lease to inhabit the castle and a license to manage the public viewing of its historic rooms • Today, the castle continues to be managed by the St. Aubyn family in conjunction with the National Trust. James and Mary St. Aubyn lived there along with their four children, and became Lord and Lady St Levan when the previous Lord, James’s uncle, passed away in 2013 • Know more? Please comment below! • 📸: @danielpieckielonslowik ❤️: @flourishmentary ✍: @kelly .murray 📰: @wikipedia#AccidentallyWesAnderson ​ ​ #AccidentalWesAnderson ​ ​ #WesAnderson ​ ​ #VscoArchitecture ​ ​ #Vscotravel #TravelMore #StMichaelsMount #Cornwall #England 🇬🇧

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