St Michael's Mount
Other OS name in the Parish of Workington and Workington Rural
- Watch Chapell 1569 SP
- St Michael's Chappel 1731 Work
overlooks the sea and was apparently the site of a medieval station for guarding the coast . The chapel which is recorded on this site as Watch Chapell 1569SP , St Michael 's Chappel 1731Work , was dedicated to St Michael , patron of high places . St Michael 's Mount may have received its present name in imitation of the well - known St Michael 's Mount in Cornwall , but the connection of the site with St Michael is probably of high antiquity . Whellan records a How Michael on or near this site .