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HER Number:MDV30
Name:Beacon Hill, Lundy


Possible site of a medieval beacon on Lundy.


Grid Reference:SS 132 443
Map Sheet:SS14SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishLundy
Ecclesiastical ParishLUNDY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS14SW/14

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEACON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Page, J.W.L., 1895, Untitled Source (Monograph). SDV7217.

Beacon Hill on Lundy Island at 159m above sea level. Marked on Norden's map of 1695. Site of ancient coastal light and medieval beacon.

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 277 (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

Other details: Appendix A.

Ordnance Survey, 1962, OS SS14NW/SW25 (Site Visit). SDV7216.

No further information but position is eminently suitable.

National Trust, 1989, Lundy, Devon. Vol. One, 98 (Report - Survey). SDV1275.

Possibly originated as medieval beacon associated with a votive chapel, eg to St Anne. Possibility that the two sites co-existed here. Probably any traces removed by building of old light, unless the beacon was in or closely associated with chapel of St Anne/St Helen (SS14SW/13) Other details: 101122.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1275Report - Survey: National Trust. 1989. Lundy, Devon. Vol. One. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. 1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 98.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 277.
SDV7216Site Visit: Ordnance Survey. 1962. OS SS14NW/SW25.
SDV7217Monograph: Page, J.W.L.. 1895. Coasts of Devon and Lundy Island.

Associated Monuments

MDV31Related to: Old Lighthouse on Lundy (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 28 2010 10:29AM