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HER Number:MDV68
Name:Fire Beacon, Hartland


Fire beacon at St. Catherine's Chapel.


Grid Reference:SS 231 278
Map Sheet:SS22NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHartland
Ecclesiastical ParishHARTLAND

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS22NW/2
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS22NW3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEACON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 292 (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

Russell records a Fire beacon at St. Catherine's Chapel at SS231278, 350 feet above sea level. St Catherine's was a cell of Buckland Abbey. There is now a lighthouse.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978 - 1981, SS22NW3 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV319169.

Site visit 30th November 1978. Ancient coastal light at Hartland. The references seem to refer to St Catherine's Chapel and not the present lighthouse which stands at the base of the cliffs.

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 270 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Fire beacon, St. Catherine's Chapel, 107m above sea level. A cell of Buckland Abbey; there is now a lighthouse. The site of this beacon should possibly be related to st. Catherine's Tor, SS225241.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV319169Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978 - 1981. SS22NW3. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 292. [Mapped feature: #44126 ]
SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 270.

Associated Monuments

MDV19997Related to: Fire Beacon on St. Catherine's Tor, Hartland (Monument)
MDV43269Related to: Hartland Point Lighthouse (Building)
MDV82Related to: St. Michael's Chapel, Hartland (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 29 2015 10:57AM