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HER Number:MDV33061
Name:Beacon Lodge (the former Cawsand Beacon Inn), South Zeal


There was a pub on this site as early as the 17th century, according to documentary references. The White Horse burnt down in the later 19th century and The Cawsand Beacon Inn was built in its place. Closed in the 1980s and is now a private house.


Grid Reference:SX 652 934
Map Sheet:SX69SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Tawton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH TAWTON

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Well preserved medieval burgage plots around South Zeal

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX69SE/197

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • INN (Constructed, XIX to Edwardian - 1899 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

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

The late 19th century historic map shows the White Horse Public House at this location.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

The early 20th century map shows the rebuilt building, also marked as public house.

South Tawton Parish Council, 1984, South Tawton Heritage Trail (Pamphlet). SDV240657.

Cawsand Beacon Inn, dates back to the 17th century.

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

Modern map depicts Beacon Lodge.

Unknown, 2017, The Lost Pubs Project, http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/devon/southzeal_cawsandbeacon.html (Website). SDV359977.

The Cawsand Beacon was a Victorian pub that closed in the 1980s. This pub was built on the site of the earlier White Horse which burnt down in the second half of the 19th century. It is now used as a private house.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV240657Pamphlet: South Tawton Parish Council. 1984. South Tawton Heritage Trail. Unknown.
SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV359962Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2017. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #87640 ]
SDV359977Website: Unknown. 2017. The Lost Pubs Project. http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/index.html. Website. http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/devon/southzeal_cawsandbeacon.html.

Associated Monuments

MDV33690Related to: 5 and 6 Cawsand View Cottages, South Zeal (Building)
MDV7022Related to: Burgage plots, South Zeal (Monument)
MDV129139Related to: Cawsand View Cottages, South Zeal (Building)
MDV129142Related to: Cosden Cottage and Curzons House, South Zeal (Building)
MDV129140Related to: Former Methodist Chapel, South Zeal (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 6 2020 3:37PM