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Brent Tor

Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork


The church, called St. Michael de Rupe in old records, (of which one dates as early as 1283,) is a curious little weather-worn structure.. It stands on the verge of a precipice, and in a diminutive churchyard, containing a few mouldering gravestones. An erroneous idea has been very generally entertained, that in digging burial-places at this spot the rock is found to be so saturated with moisture that the excavation is, in a short time, filled with water..

..[On] the eastern side [of the hill] a spring gushes forth which has been never known to fail..
p10 in A Hand-book for Travellers in Devon & Cornwall, by John Murray (1851).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11th April 2007ce
Edited 11th April 2007ce

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