This outcrop of clays and limestone soon attracted primitive man as a secure and advantageous place. Subsequently Bronze Age and Iron Age peoples set up encampments on the summit which became a focus for religious activity and the Romans built a temple there. Roman coins of the Emperor Trajan (AD98 -117) and Septimus Severus(AD145 - 211) were found in an urn on the Knoll in 1610.
On its eastern slopes is the site of a battle in AD875 when the Saxons drove away the Danes.
Brent Knoll is a good place to walk up and take in the scenery or even have a wander around the village of Brent Knoll itself.
|Place to Visit (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|