Picture of the month

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This small antique print, only 10cm wide, shows a woman and dog, with Bren Tor in the background and foxgloves in the foreground. It was drawn and engraved by the artist L. Lightfoot and was originally produced for Thomas Dugdale’s survey  ‘The Curiosities of Great Britain’ or ‘England Delineated’ between 1838 and 1860.

The church, St Michael de Rupe, is hardly visible at all, lost in the cloud at the top of the tor.

The original is owned by a local resident.