The Ancient Trackways of Britain’s Ley-Lines Steered Bronze Age Tin Miners

The Ancient Trackways of Britain’s Ley-Lines Steered Bronze Age Tin Miners

The Great St Michael and St Mary Alignment (or ‘corridor of incidence’) is probably the most famous ley-line in Britain, if not the world. Running for 350-miles across the country in a north-east to south-westerly direction, from the East Anglian coast to Land’s End in Cornwall, it embraces dozens of historical, mystical and archaeological sites, including the Avebury Henge complex, Glastonbury Tor, and St Michael’s Mount. There is even a suggestion it stretches even farther out into the waters of the Atlantic to the lost kingdom of Lyonesse of Celtic and Arthurian legend, of which only the Scilly Isles still remain above the surface today.

 St Michael’s Mount (Chensiyuan / CC BY-SA 4.0)

 St Michael’s Mount (Chensiyuan / CC BY-SA 4.0)

The St Michael and St Mary Alignment

There are plenty of descriptions of where the ley-line runs – and it is very easy to follow. For example, in the area of East Anglia, there are churches dedicated to the Archangel Michael at Occold, South Elmhall, Broome, Geldeston, Beccles, and Oulton, near Lowestoft. However, when it comes to the Virgin Mary the number is truly enormous, with churches dedicated to St Mary at Diss, Gissing, Pulham St Mary, Brome, Yaxley, Redenhall/Harleston, Denton, Homersfield, Bungay, Ellingham, Gillingham, Aldeby, Haddiscoe, Somerleyton, and, finally, Hopton-on-Sea where not only is there the current parish church of St Mary but also the ruins of Old St Mary’s which burned down in 1865.


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