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HER Number:MDV1155
Name:Stretch Down, Beacon Field Name


Possible site of a medieval beacon


Grid Reference:SS 809 134
Map Sheet:SS81SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishThelbridge
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTHELBRIDGE

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS81SW/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEACON (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS81SW4 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV336979.

Ordnance Survey map reference given as SS810134.

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 283 (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

Beacon Field at Stretch Down. Information given by Rev J A S Castlehow. Possibly Elizabethan.

Devon County Council, 2000, Fire Beacons: Warning Signals across the Countryside (Monograph). SDV320945.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV320945Monograph: Devon County Council. 2000. Fire Beacons: Warning Signals across the Countryside. Fire Beacons: Warning Signals across the Countryside. A4 Unbound.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 283.
SDV336979Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS81SW4. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 10 2006 4:10PM