Countisbury

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St John the Baptist 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][7]

Since 2012, Countisbury has formed part of the civil parish of Brendon and Countisbury, having previously been a civil parish in its own right.[8]

Scholars [9][10] 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. ^ Genuki
  2. ^ Geograph
  3. ^ Church details
  4. ^ Devon's Finest
  5. ^ National Trust (1)
  6. ^ National Trust (2)
  7. ^ Exmoor National Pak
  8. ^ "The North Devon District Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) No. 1 Order 2012" (PDF). North Devon District Council. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  9. ^ FM Stenton, "Anglo-Saxon England", Oxford University Press, (2nd edition 1947), pp 241n, 253.
  10. ^ Simon Keynes, Michael Lapidge, "King Alfred", (1983), Penguin Books, p. 84.

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