Brentor in the past

This website is gradually adding articles about Brentor’s rich history. 
Click on the links below to discover a wealth of information about our village

Brentor’s history
A general guide to Brentor’s past, its history, geology, buildings and people.

 

 

The History of Gill House, Brentor
Gill House, the History of a Dartmoor Longhouse in the Village of Brentor,  researched by Carol Butson,

Gibbett Hill
Part of a larger article ‘The King Way: Part 2 – Blackdown to Nodden Gate‘ published on the ‘A Walk in English Weather’ website.

Vic Cowling’s Brentor
Vic Cowling was born in Brentor in 1941 and reminiscences about life in Brentor during the 1940s and 1950s.

Stella Claringbold’s Brentor
The Brentor of Yesteryear by Stella Claringbold, who was born in 1915 and wrote these memories of Brentor in 1980 for the newly- instigated village newsletter Brentor News. They are an evocative picture of life in Brentor in the early 1920s and beyond.

Brentor People in 1911 and beyond

Richard Cook born 1835 and his wife Pamela Guscott 1840-1918

A detailed study carried out by Irene Cradick.  If you live in our parish you should be able to find out details of the people who lived in your house in the early part of the 20th century.

 

 

Brentor: September 1939
A detailed study carried out by Irene Cradick.  If you live in our parish you should be able to find out details of the people who lived or stayed in your house in September 1939.

Brentor and the First World War
The Brentor Archive Group are mark the centenary of the First World War by studying Brentor’s contribution to the war effort and how the experience changed life in the area.

 

 

 

The First World War – everyone played their part
The War Memorial in North Brentor remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War One.  But they were just the few.  Many others fought and survived, some were not well enough to serve, others were needed to carry out essential jobs.  Find out about their lives here.