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HER Number:MDV9743
Name:Warberry Beacon, Tormoham, Torbay


The name Warberry Beacon may be derived from 'Ward Burgh', meaning 'the watch hill'. Located at the edge of a steep scarp, this location dominates Torbay from the north.


Grid Reference:SX 925 643
Map Sheet:SX96SW
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishTORMOHAM

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX96SW/8
  • Torbay HER: MTO9743

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BEACON (Post Roman to XIX - 410 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Russell, P., 1955, Fire Beacons in Devon, Appendix A: p 287 (Article in Serial). SDV336138.

Warberry Beacon, Torquay. It is suggested that the name is derived from Ward Burgh, meaning 'the watch hill'. Warberry Hill dominates Torbay from the north. The highest ground at 136m OD is at the edge of a steep scarp, and is now occupied by the six-arched structure of an old water tank on the northwest side of Cedars Road.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336138Article in Serial: Russell, P.. 1955. Fire Beacons in Devon. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 87. A5 Hardback. Appendix A: p 287.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 21 2019 6:36PM