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Culmstock Beacon

A Grade II Listed Building in Culmstock, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9282 / 50°55'41"N

Longitude: -3.2677 / 3°16'3"W

OS Eastings: 311000

OS Northings: 115067

OS Grid: ST110150

Mapcode National: GBR LT.PV9B

Mapcode Global: FRA 461N.8RW

Entry Name: Culmstock Beacon

Listing Date: 17 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1308436

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95891

Location: Culmstock, Mid Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Culmstock

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Culmstock All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 11 NW
- Culmstock Beacon
- II
Warning beacon. Medieval or C16 origins but rebuilt after a collapse in 1870.
Local stone rubble. Small beehive shaped building. Circular in plan the walls
rise to a slightly projecting eaves under the rounded roof. There is a low flat-
headed doorway to south and a circular opening in the roof approximately 1m across.
There are also 2 loops in the walls and some narrow internal ledges which are
thought to have lodged the fire bars.
This is marked on Donn's map of Devon of 1765 as "Black Down Beacon".
Source: Devon SMR

Listing NGR: ST1100015067

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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