Countisbury

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St John the Evangelist Church

Countisbury[1] is a hamlet on Exmoor in Devon, England.[2] It is roughly two miles east of Lynmouth along the A39. It has a church[3] and pub.[4] The National Trust owns the other buildings.[5][6]

Since 2012, Countisbury has formed part of the civil parish of Brendon and Countisbury, having previously been a civil parish in its own right.[7]

Scholars [8][9] now believe the Iron Age promontory fort of Wind Hill on Countisbury Hill was the site of the Battle of Cynuit in 878.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Countisbury". Genuki. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. ^ "SS7449". Geograph. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  3. ^ "MDE20045 - St John the Evangelist Church, Countisbury (Building)". The Historic Environment Record for Exmoor National Park. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  4. ^ "The Blue Ball Inn". Devon's Finest. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Countisbury Hill Cottage Lynton, Devon". National Trust. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  6. ^ "62.11.13.008LB.0 Design and Access statement" (PDF). Exmoor National Park. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  7. ^ "The North Devon District Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) No. 1 Order 2012" (PDF). North Devon District Council. 26 October 2012. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  8. ^ Stenton, FM (1947). Anglo-Saxon England (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 241n, 253.
  9. ^ Keynes, Simon; Lapidge, Michael (1983). King Alfred. Penguin Books. p. 84.

Coordinates: 51°13′55″N 3°47′46″W / 51.232°N 3.796°W / 51.232; -3.796