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HER Number:MDV64246
Name:BEACON in the Parish of Bridford


Possible site of medieval fire beacon at bridford (dcc).


Grid Reference:SX 809 851
Map Sheet:SX88NW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishBridford
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIDFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX88NW/203

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

1963, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295133.

'beacon plantation' shown at this location on os (1963) 1:10560 map (richards).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295134.

Des=devon county council/fire beacons: warning signals across the countryside/(2000)/copy in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV295135.

Des=richards,a.(dcc)/as above.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV40159.

Possible site of medieval fire beacon at bridford (dcc).

Shame, S., 1994, Woodland Archaeological Survey Kennick and Tottiford Woods, Devon, Sector Q (Report - Survey). SDV360483.

Roughly central, large rocky outcrop in this sector may explain it's name: "Beacon Hill"?

Sources / Further Reading

SDV295133Migrated Record: 1963.
SDV295134Migrated Record:
SDV295135Migrated Record:
SDV360483Report - Survey: Shame, S.. 1994. Woodland Archaeological Survey Kennick and Tottiford Woods, Devon. Dartmoor National Park Authority. Digital. Sector Q.
SDV40159Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV3173Related to: Beacon at High Willhays (Monument)
MDV4816Related to: Beacon east of West Mill Tor (Monument)
MDV9508Related to: BEACON in the Parish of Bridford (Monument)
MDV8474Related to: BEACON in the Parish of Cheriton Bishop (Monument)
MDV13811Related to: BEACON in the Parish of Hennock (Monument)
MDV6883Related to: BEACON in the Parish of South Tawton (Monument)
MDV6152Related to: Beacon on Meldon Hill (Monument)
MDV8442Related to: Bowden Beacon; possible site (Monument)
MDV7977Related to: Buckland Beacon (Monument)
MDV13169Related to: Butterdon Hill Beacon (Monument)
MDV7823Related to: Medieval fire beacon, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV2387Related to: Rowber Beacon, Buckland Monachorum (Monument)
MDV2388Related to: Shaugh Beacon (Monument)
MDV7956Related to: Site of a Beacon on Brent Hill, South Brent (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7432 - Archaeological survey of woodland around Kennick and Tottiford Reservoirs

Date Last Edited:Apr 13 2021 1:08PM