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Beating the Bounds – 6th May – full event details here

Brentor parish is holding a Beating of the Bounds this year.   Preparations are now in place and permissions have been gained from the relevant land owners.  In keeping with tradition, the perambulation will be held on Rogation Sunday, 6th May, 2018 – full details of the event are available on this website (see the link below). Please read this if you are coming on the walk.
Many of the parish’s boundaries date from Saxon times and incorporate parts of what were known as Liddaton and Lamerton, to become Brentor in the 1800s.  In 1987 land was gained from Mary Tavy along West Blackdown but lost to Lydford on the north-east side.  The parish boasts five old inscribed boundstones on the current boundary, to which a further nine ‘millennium’ boundstones were added in 2000, notably along the newly defined border with Mary Tavy.
The current boundary measures some 14 miles (22 km) and was last beaten in 1989. The proposed perambulation is long overdue and the organisers are pleased to be able to revive this traditional feature of parish life. 

Steve Mason has produced a booklet as a souvenir of the 2018 Beating of the Bounds, generously funded by Brentor Parish Council.  The booklet can also be viewed on this website – click below.
Click here to go to our ‘Beating of the Bounds’ website page.
For more information, contact
Steve Mason – manavalins@gmail.com
or Helen de Carles – helendecarles@gmail.com

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