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Finberg’s tentative reading of Turner’s inscription1 seems to be correct. There may be rocks on the left, but otherwise this succession of hills and valleys offers few topographical clues. Buckland Monachorum and nearby Buckland Abbey stand near the River Tavy, a few miles south of Tavistock (see under folio 143 verso; D09661) and a similar distance east of Calstock on the River Tamar (see folio 141 recto; D09656, and other nearby views). The viewpoint is yet to be established but is probably near the Tamar, looking east over the area where there are various routes along winding country lanes. For other views along the Tamar Valley, see under folio 114 verso (D09606).
Folio 123 verso (D09623), a sketch of similar terrain, is inscribed ‘Buckl’ over the horizon.
Finberg 1909, I, p.375.