St. Brannoc is a saint connected Braunton. He is connected to many miracles dealing with animals. He reportedly sailed from Wales in a stone coffin. A sow and piglets showed him where to establish his chapel. He used wild deer to pull a plough and taught the natives how to till soil. He brought back to life a cow which had been stolen from him, killed and dismembered, but at his call it reassembled itself and returned to give him milk for the rest of its life.