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Brent Tor by Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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This is an old church built up on the hill (St Michaels Church) and amongst the ancient Dartmoor rocks in a place called Brentor, in Dartmoor, England. It has a feel of bygone days and I could imagine the villagers climbing the hill to go to church. I love it because it is built into the rock and it has an ancient ambience, one can sense the work and dedication that went into building it.

Brent Tor is one of the most impressive outcrops in Dartmoor and one of the few on Dartmoor not to be made of granite. It is formed from basaltic lava which flowed 350 million years ago into a shallow sea that covered the area during the lower Carboniferous and Devonian period



A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.


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  • vigor
    vigorover 4 years ago

    Now this is the coolest thing to see, this is why I love these photos from your country!

  • Thankyou so much Vigor, it is quite an experience to climb those hills

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77over 4 years ago

    Rugged, simple and in all its natural beauty. I love the purity of this photo!

  • Many thanks Shiva!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 4 years ago
    WOW This is so remote . Great capture . I read your profile and you were brought up in E/Africa . I lived in Gilgil for 3 years . My twins where born in Nakuru War Memorial in 1964 . Went back 2007 and can’t believe how it’s changed .
  • Thanks so much Lilian – yes I think Africa has such an eye opening effect, and such a great place for photography – what were you doing there?

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    Hoping they rode horse and buggy up LOL!! Beautiful place!! Thanks so much for sharing :)) Caroyn

  • Thankyou so very much!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 4 years ago

    Excellent shot.

  • very many thanks!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot of a magnificent old building!

  • Thanks so much Trish!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    magnificent capture, so beautiful

  • thankyou so much Kathy!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 4 years ago

    JUST FBA! I Absolutely ADORE Castels! An dI adore England as well! A fav,indeed!Mwah DANIELA

  • YOU are WONDERFUL!!!!! thankyou so much!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

    What is not to love about an old castle??!!! Fantastic shot!! I love it!!

  • THANKYOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! xxxxxx

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroabout 4 years ago


  • thankyou so very very much!!!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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