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HER Number:MDV3154
Name:Signal Sation north of Telegraph Cross, Ermington

Summary

Site of an 19th century signal station to the north of Telegraph Cross

Location

Grid Reference:SX 615 539
Map Sheet:SX65SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishErmington
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishERMINGTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Site of Napoleonic signal station at Telegraph Cross

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX65SW/7
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX65SW7

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SIGNAL STATION (Built, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX65SW7 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV340928.


South West Heritage Trust, 1838-1848, Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments (Cartographic). SDV359954.

Plot 645 is recorded as house and garden on the Ermington Tithe Apportionment.


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

Small enclosure marked (plot 645) with its signal station.


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

Rectangular enclosure shown on 19th century map to the north of Telegraph Cross which may be the site of the early 19th century signal station.


Wilkin, W. H., 1936 - 1937, The Admiralty telegraph to Plymouth, 1805-1814, 202-4, 317 (Article in Serial). SDV311238.

A chain of telegraph stations from the Admiralty in London to Portsmouth was extended to Plymouth in 1805-1806 and was closed down in 1814. Other details: Figure.


Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 297 (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

Signal Station at 143 metres altitude at Telegraph Hill an Admiralty telegraph station during the Napoleonic Wars. Other details: Appendix D.


Wilson, G., 1976, Untitled Source, 25 (Monograph). SDV311239.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary, Map 10 (Report - Survey). SDV340217.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text, 22 (Report - Assessment). SDV340215.

Other details: Site 158.


Cotswold Archaeology, 2001, Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps (Report - Assessment). SDV340216.

Other details: Map 10 Site 158.


Collings, T., 2019, Heritage Gateway feedback about Monument ID: MDV63219 (Correspondence). SDV362777.

An attempt has been made on the Tithe Map to draw in elevation a semaphore post with its two semaphore arms.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV311238Article in Serial: Wilkin, W. H.. 1936 - 1937. The Admiralty telegraph to Plymouth, 1805-1814. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries. 19. Unknown. 202-4, 317.
SDV311239Monograph: Wilson, G.. 1976. The Old Telegraphs. Unknown. 25.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 297.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87153 ]
SDV340215Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 1:Text. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital. 22.
SDV340216Report - Assessment: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Cultural Heritage Assessment: Volume 2: Constraints Maps. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 01084. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV340217Report - Survey: Cotswold Archaeology. 2001. Fishacre to Lyneham Natural Gas Pipeline: Archaeological Fieldwalking and Field Reconnaissance Survey: Preliminary Summary. Cotswold Archaeology Report. 1224. A4 Stapled + Digital. Map 10.
SDV340928Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX65SW7. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV359954Cartographic: South West Heritage Trust. 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Maps and Transcribed Apportionments. Tithe Map and Apportionment. Digital.
SDV362777Correspondence: Collings, T.. 2019. Heritage Gateway feedback about Monument ID: MDV63219. Heritage Gateway Feedback. Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4375 - Fishacre to Lyneham Pipeline Assessment
  • EDV4391 - Fishacre to Lyneham Fieldwalking Survey

Date Last Edited:Jan 25 2019 3:06PM