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HER Number:MDV3173
Name:Beacon at High Willhays


Possible structure at High Willhays described by Page in 1895 as being like a 'low, round tower', although he later describes it as a fire beacon. Crossing (1912) does not agree.


Grid Reference:SX 580 891
Map Sheet:SX58NE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58NE/6

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEACON (XVIII to XX - 1750 AD to 1950 AD (Between))
  • (Former Type) TOWER? (XVIII to XX - 1751 AD to 1950 AD (Between))

Full description

DARTMOOR,P.68, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254468.

High Willhays, 621 metres above sea level. J. W. L. Page (Dartmoor, p68) says that south of Yes Tor at High Willhays, is an object like a low round tower. Later he refers to it as "the prominent fire beacon", but Crossing (p61) believes that the tower is the work of the Ordnance Survey people.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV254469.

Russell, p. /tda/87(1955)278/fire beacons in devon, appendix a.

Page, J. L. W., 1895, An Exploration of Dartmoor and its Antiquities, with some account of its borders, with some account of its borders, 68 (Monograph). SDV344985.

Crossing, W., 1912 (1965), Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor (Monograph). SDV320981.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV254468Migrated Record: DARTMOOR,P.68.
SDV254469Migrated Record:
SDV320981Monograph: Crossing, W.. 1912 (1965). Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Crossing's Guide to Dartmoor. Hardback Volume.
SDV344985Monograph: Page, J. L. W.. 1895. An Exploration of Dartmoor and its Antiquities, with some account of its borders, with some account of its borders. An Exploration of Dartmoor and its Antiquities. Unknown. 68.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Sep 24 2018 11:00AM