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HER Number:MDV11786
Name:Landcross, Beaconside


Possible site of beacon, on top of a hill at the highest point in the parish.


Grid Reference:SS 455 231
Map Sheet:SS42SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLandcross
Ecclesiastical ParishLANDCROSS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42SE/42

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEACON (Unknown date)

Full description

1838, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV12814.

TA 119 Higher Beacon.

1838, Untitled Source (Cartographic). SDV12815.

TA 118 Lower Beacon Down.

Meade, H. M., 1977, Untitled Source (Worksheet). SDV12811.

Possible site of beacon on top of hill. This is the highest part of the parish, at the 300ft contour.
Nothing visible. An electricity pylon was placed on the highest point in the late 1960's, and may have destroyed any remains of a beacon. Tithe Map field number: 119. Field name: Higher Beacon.

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

Tithe Map field number: 118. Field name: Lower Beacon Down. 'Beaconside' to S in Monkleigh parish on OS (1961) map at NGR SS45452290.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV12811Worksheet: Meade, H. M.. 1977.
SDV12814Cartographic: 1838. Tithe Apportionment.
SDV12815Cartographic: 1838. Tithe Apportionment.
SDV320945Monograph: Devon County Council. 2000. Fire Beacons: Warning Signals across the Countryside. Fire Beacons: Warning Signals across the Countryside. A4 Unbound.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 31 2017 11:45AM