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HER Number:MDV8442
Name:Bowden Beacon; possible site


There is no ground evidence to substantiate the suggestion though this site would make a good position for a beacon.


Grid Reference:SX 717 903
Map Sheet:SX79SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDrewsteignton
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishDREWSTEIGNTON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX79SW11
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445800
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SW/4

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 285, appendix a (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1982, SX79SW11 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV222189.

(19/03/1982) Bowden Beacon. Bowden Ball was known to F. M. Osborne as the "beacon place" (citing P. Russell, 1955). (19/03/1982) There is no ground evidence to substantiate the suggestion of Russell though this site SX 71759037 and 259m. O.D. would provide a good position for a beacon.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV222189Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1982. SX79SW11. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 285, appendix a.

Associated Monuments

MDV4816Related to: Beacon east of West Mill Tor (Monument)
MDV64246Related to: BEACON in the Parish of Bridford (Monument)
MDV9508Related to: BEACON in the Parish of Bridford (Monument)
MDV8474Related to: BEACON in the Parish of Cheriton Bishop (Monument)
MDV6883Related to: BEACON in the Parish of South Tawton (Monument)
MDV6152Related to: Beacon on Meldon Hill (Monument)
MDV7977Related to: Buckland Beacon (Monument)
MDV13169Related to: Butterdon Hill Beacon (Monument)
MDV7823Related to: Medieval fire beacon, Buckfastleigh (Monument)
MDV13811Related to: Possible beacon, Hennock (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: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 11 2021 11:24AM