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HER Number:MDV1455
Name:Tower Hill, Beacon


Site of a possible medieval fire beacon


Grid Reference:ST 039 189
Map Sheet:ST01NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHockworthy
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHOCKWORTHY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: ST01NW/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, ST01NW 3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV56123.

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 288 (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

Fire Beacon Hill, marked on Ordnance Survey 6 inch map at 235 meters elevation. Alternative name 'Tower Hill' suggesting that there may have been a stone beacon as at Culmstock. Possible Elizabethan beacon. Other details: Appendix A.

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. 288.
SDV56123Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. ST01NW 3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 11 2006 9:36AM