In a bizarre incident, a bolt of lightning struck a former ancient chapel and damaged its electrics and shattered its windows.
Lightning struck the ancient Grade I listed St Nicholas Chapel on Friday night, smashing three of the dome’s glass panels and damaging the electrics.
St Nicholas Chapel, built on Lantern Hill, Ilfracombe, Devon, in the 14th Century, has been used as a lighthouse for hundreds of years.
Its navigation light has since been replaced and the chapel reopened.
The moment the lightning strike hit the chapel was caught on camera by Ilfracombe resident Jason Twist.
‘The storm was very impressive, so I grabbed my camera and started snapping about 500 photos,’ he said.
‘My house overlooks the harbour so I was in the right place at the right time.