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HER Number:MDV10066
Name:Kenn Beacon


Kenn Beacon probably associated with a circular earthwork on Telegraph Hill


Grid Reference:SX 908 838
Map Sheet:SX98SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKenn
Ecclesiastical ParishKENN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX98SW/11

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEACON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 285 (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

Kenn Beacon (Telegraph Hill). 233m above sea level. There was formerly a beacon at Warborough Hill, Kenton. Swete called it Kenn Beacon and placed it at Telegraph Hill. Other details: Appendix A.

Chandler, J., 2002, Telegraph Hill: map regression 1675-1963 (Report - Assessment). SDV321746.

Telegraph Hill was formerly known as Warborough Hill & then Kenn Beacon. Both names probably refer to the 'Round O' a circular earthwork used as a lookout & a beacon. The 'Round O' is shown on historic maps from the early 19C onwards.

Devon County Council, 2003, A380 Haldon Chalets Junction Improvement: Environmental Statement, 9, Table 3.1, Fig 3.1 (Report - non-specific). SDV322179.

The names Warborough Hill & Kenn Beacon probably refer to the 'Round O', a circular earthwork used as a lookout ('ward') & a beacon. The earthwork was described as Kenn Beacon Plantation on the 19C enclosure map. Other details: Site 1.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321746Report - Assessment: Chandler, J.. 2002. Telegraph Hill: map regression 1675-1963. AC Archaeology Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV322179Report - non-specific: Devon County Council. 2003. A380 Haldon Chalets Junction Improvement: Environmental Statement. Devon County Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9, Table 3.1, Fig 3.1.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 285.

Associated Monuments

MDV10065Related to: SIGNAL STATION in the Parish of Kenn (Monument)
MDV28925Related to: Telegraph Hill Signal Station (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV1585 - Telegraph Hill: map regression 1675-1963
  • EDV1825 - A380 Haldon Chalets Junction Improvement: Environmental Statement

Date Last Edited:Aug 10 2005 9:50AM