Half a mile from the ancient tinners town of St. Just, at the mouth of the Kenidjack valley lies Cape Cornwall, the only Cape in England. The remains of defensive ramparts could be seen until recently indicating a former cliff castle or fortification. It is known that alluvial deposits of copper and tin were streamed here in the Kenidjack valley from earliest times and the area would have been of great importance to our Bronze Age and Iron Age forbears. Of interest is the derelict ruin of St. Helens Oratory - there is some evidence to suggest a very early Christian settlement on this site. Sheltering on the south side of the Cape is Priests Cove where a handful of summer fishermen haul their boats and keep their nets and lobster pots. Each year an organized swim takes place from the Cape to a pair of jagged rocks, known locally as the Brisons, and lying some half a mile offshore.