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St. Mawes, Cornwall
Named after the Breton saint St. Maudez, this coastal town was once a thriving fishing port but is nowadays a popular site for tourists. The first known chapel was built in 1427 to honor the saint, with a holy well close by. After the church was abandoned during the reign of Elizabeth I, there was no place for the townsfolk to worship until a bishop licensed a private chapel for locals to pray.

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