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Time Team S13-E07 The Monks' Manor, Brimham, Yorkshire Dales

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Mar 29, 2013

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Time Team travelto Brimham, in the Yorkshire Dales, to meet Chris and Barbara Bradley on their farm and solve a challenging archaeological jigsaw puzzle.

There is evidence of at least 1000 years of farming on the land that now makes up Chris and Barbara's farm. The walls of the farm outbuildings are partially built with religious-looking masonry - some with Latin inscriptions - and the cows have uncovered what look like stone walls in the fields.

Until Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries, the land used to be owned by Fountains Abbey. So this was the starting point for a three-day investigation in which the Team attempt unearth a story of how Chris and Barbara's farm was once part of a rich, thriving religious order - contributing to one of the most powerful medieval monasteries in Britain.

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