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Tan Hill Fair

Hob Uid: 216037
Location :
Wiltshire
All Cannings
Grid Ref : SU0800064800
Summary : Former site of Tan Hill Fair, held on August 6 (previously 26 July), the festival of St Anne. The fair was apparently primarily for the sale of sheep and horses. Aubrey reocrded that in the 17th century, the fair was held "within an old camp".
More information : (Name SU 080648) Tanhill Fair (Held here) (NAT). (1)

Tan Hill Fair was held on August 6, formerly 26 July, the festival
of St Anne, for the sale of sheep and horses (2) Aubrey records in
the 17th century that the fair was held "within an old camp" (3)

'Tan Hill' is said to be a corruption of "St Anne's Hill" (2). (2,3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961
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Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 2
Source : The Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine
Source details : WH Jones
Page(s) : 07-Sep
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 11, 1867-9
Source Number : 3
Source : The Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine
Source details : J Thurnam: Examination of barrows on the downs of North Wiltshire (p325)
Page(s) : 317-333
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 6, 1859-60

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Fair
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Fair
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 06 SE 16
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: AVEBURY WORLD HERITAGE SITE PROJECT
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1997-08-01
End Date : 1998-12-01