Dartmoor Explorations

A collection of walks, discoveries, insights and pictures of exploring Dartmoor National Park

BUCKLAND BEACON

Steve Grigg and Frank Collinson

Jubillee then
Jubilee Stone – then

1282 FT
BUCKLAND BEACON
A BEACON FIRE – ONE OF A CHAIN-
WAS LIT HERE BY THE PARISHIONERS
OF BUCKLAND-IN’THE-MOOR
IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR
MAJESTIES SILVER JUBILEE
MAY 6TH 1935
AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE SHOUTED
AND SAID GOD SAVE THE KING
Jubilee Now
The Jubilee Stone – now. Today the inscriptions are barely decipherable (August 2020)
Ten Comm then
Ten Commandments Stones – then
Ten Comm now
The Ten Commandments Stones – now (August 2020)
Gate then
A family outing at Buckland Beacon, circa 1902.
Gate now
The gate where the family had their picture taken circa 1902 is now a stile, looking towards Welstor rock.
Gate combined
The 1902 family placed on a 2021 photograph. Note that in spite of what looks like a wall rebuild around the gate here, the triangular rock (bottom right in black and white photograph) hasn’t moved. Two other clues as to the correct location is that the gate hanger is still in situ and there is another (triangular) rock of same shape in both pictures, this time to the left of the gate.
Gate facing beacon
It is a mystery why the family didn’t have their photograph facing this way around with Buckland Beacon in the background.
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