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Monument Number 438139

Hob Uid: 438139
Location :
Devon
West Devon
Brentor
Grid Ref : SX4710080370
Summary : Enclosure, of uncertain date (possibly a Prehistoric hillfort), seen as earthworks.
More information : Brent Tor has been fortified, the turf vallum being
still in a good state of preservation. (1)

An earthwork of unknown date or purpose runs around Brent Tor
well below the summit in the form of a massive stone-faced
bank. In 1232 Henry III granted to the abbot of Tavistock, an
annual three-day fair to be held at the church of Brentor. (2)

Air photographs also show a possible bank nearer the summit of
Brent Tor. (3)

A rapid examination of air photography (6a) shows the earthworks on Brent Tor, possibly the remains of a Prehistoric hillfort. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Guide to Dartmoor 1912 161 (W Crossing)
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : New Survey of England. Devon 1954 348 (W G Hoskins)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : AP's (17/RAF 170 0079 0080 May 58)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : AP (St Joseph HT 27)
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) Record Form 6.4.76
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Andrew Miller/08-JAN-1996/RCHME: AP Primary Recording Project
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Source Number : 6a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : NMR, SX 4780/1-2, 4-8
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Iron Age
Display Date : Iron Age
Monument End Date : 43
Monument Start Date : -800
Monument Type : Hillfort
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
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Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Bank (Earthwork)
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : DV 988
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SX 48 SE 5
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : RCHME: AIR PHOTOGRAPH PRIMARY RECORDING PROJECT 1992-1996
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31