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HER Number:MDV931
Name:Fire Beacon near St. Augustine's Church

Summary

Fire beacon said to be located near church, at seaward end of ridge dominating Taw estuary.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 501 356
Map Sheet:SS53NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHeanton Punchardon
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHEANTON PUNCHARDON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53NW/8

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M., 1931, The Place-Names of Devon: Part One, 45 (Monograph). SDV1312.

Heanton means 'at the high farm'.


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

List of 'Ancient Coastal Lights'. About 220 feet above sea level. The ridge dominates the Taw estuary from the north, and the church stands at the seaward end of the ridge. (Bishop Stafford's Register 1416). Other details: Appendix B.


Wessex Archaeology, 2007, RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, 9-10 (Report - Assessment). SDV342125.

Other details: WA 60.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV1312Monograph: Gover, J. E. B. + Mawer, A. + Stenton, F. M.. 1931. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. The Place-Names of Devon: Part One. VIII. A5 Hardback. 45.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 292.
SDV342125Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2007. RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 67300.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 9-10.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4490 - RMB Chivenor Flood Defence Scheme Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment

Date Last Edited:Sep 26 2013 3:48PM