Around the Tor are Iron Age earthworks, the remnants of a Hill fort. Unusually, these are at the base of the Tor, rather than the summit as is more normal.
The Church of St Michel de Rupe (“Saint Michael of the Rock”) dates from the 13th century and measures 15 feet (4.6 m) wide and 37 feet (11 m) long. At one point, the Church may have been used as a beacon tower, used to spread word of enemies seen at sea.
Brent Tor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.