The first recorded evidence of settlement on the site that is now known as Watchet emerges in the Dark Ages with the arrival of one of those Celtic holy men who acted as pastor, arbitrator and physician to remote communities. His name was St Decuman and legend has it that he arrived from what is now South Wales, on a raft with a cow as companion. St Decuman is still remembered today through the dedication of the local church in his name and to the continued existence of the Holy Well where some of his healing took place. The beautiful St Decuman’s church sits high on the hill overlooking Watchet.  The oldest part of the church dates back to the latter part of the 12th century.