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HER Number:MDV9527
Name:Beacon at Froward Point, Kingswear


Navigation daymark erected by the Dartmouth Harbour Commission in 1864.


Grid Reference:SX 903 502
Map Sheet:SX95SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishKingswear
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishBRIXHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: 767263
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX95SW/5
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOWER (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV163856.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV163857.

Des=ntas/east dart,devon/(1984)13/in smr.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV163858.

Aph/dap/ib 7/(18/2/1987).

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV326658.

Navigation daymark (beacon), situated on headland, froward point. Slate rubble tower 80 feet high. Octagonal plan, sharply battered with truncated open top, and tall narrow pointed-head openings on each side at base forming eight stilted piers. Built as a navigational aid (doe).

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, 294 (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

Beacon height 24.0 metres. The tower, brownstone. The hollow limestone pillar was erected by the Dartmouth Harbour Commission in 1864 as a day beacon.

Pink, F., 2014-2015, South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment (Interpretation). SDV357736.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV163856Migrated Record:
SDV163857Migrated Record:
SDV163858Migrated Record:
SDV326658Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. 294.
SDV357736Interpretation: Pink, F.. 2014-2015. South Devon Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey Desk-Based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. Digital.
Linked documents:1

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 17 2019 9:15AM