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HER Number:MDV117
Name:Holsworthy Beacon


Site of Elizabethan beacon.


Grid Reference:SS 358 083
Map Sheet:SS30NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishMilton Damerel
Ecclesiastical ParishMILTON DAMEREL

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS30NE/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEACON (XVI to XVII - 1558 AD to 1603 AD)

Full description

Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry (Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry). SDV263.

Holsworthy Beacon. 194 metres above sea-level. Elizabethan.

Ordnance Survey, 1809, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV40346.

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 278 (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

Other details: Appendix A.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977 - 1983, SS30NE3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV15089.

Nothing on the ground to indicate precise site, but flattish hilltop affords extensive views and is suitable.

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

Sources / Further Reading

SDV15089Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977 - 1983. SS30NE3. Card Index.
SDV263Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry: Unattributed Sites and Monuments Register Entry.
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. 278.
SDV40346Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1809. Ordnance Survey 1 inch map. Map (Paper).

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 11 2024 1:36PM