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HER Number:MDV120560
Name:School, then Beacon church, between Beacon Cross and New Buildings, Sandford


Former school dating to the 19th century, renamed Beacon Church in 1981.


Grid Reference:SS 797 033
Map Sheet:SS70SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSandford
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSANDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Church of England HER: 5435

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SCHOOL (Built, XIX - 1838 AD to 1899 AD (Between))
  • CHURCH (First mentioned, XX to Unknown - 1981 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Building not shown.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Building shown marked as a school.

Google, 2017, Google Streetview (Website). SDV359965.

Small, butressed, stone building with arched windows and door to the east side. No longer marked as a school.

Ordnance Survey, 2017, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV359962.

Not marked as a school.

Church of England, 2018, A Church Near You, https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/10801/about-us/ (Website). SDV361009.

Recorded as the original school for New Buildings, constructed with the intention of being a Chapel of ease. This was not realised, but church services have since been held in the school room and the building was renamed Beacon church in 1981.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #79799 ]
SDV359965Website: Google. 2017. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV361009Website: Church of England. 2018. A Church Near You. https://www.achurchnearyou.com/. Website. https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/10801/about-us/.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 6 2018 9:46AM