MEM24897 - Post-medieval beacon at Beacon Down Quarry (Monument)

Summary

The beacon is shown on historic mapping. It appears to have been removed due to the expansion of the quarry.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A beacon is depicted and labelled on the 25 inch 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map. [1] The beacon is still shown on the 25 inch 2nd Edition map. A new quarry is shown to the southeast (MDE21127). [2] The beacon site is no longer shown. The quarry appears to have removed the ground upon which the beacon was placed. [3]

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500. [Mapped feature: #46757 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.

Map

Location

Grid reference SS 6655 4591 (point)
Map sheet SS64NE
Civil Parish PARRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Other Statuses/References

  • None recorded

Record last edited

Oct 21 2020 2:18PM

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