Keys to the Past

Heighington, Shackleton Beacon (Heighington)

A gazebo was built on the top of the hillfort at Shackleton Beacon around 1794. It was probably converted from an 18th century windmill. The ruined remains of the site survive with some details of windows and plaster still to be seen.

Reference number:D3175
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1016867
Event(s):Limestone Landscapes Historic Environment Audit And Action Plan; Archaeo-Environment Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of Heighington


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