Keys to the Past

Beacon Hill (Shilbottle)

Beacon Hill is now topped by a plantation of trees and has been heavily quarried. However, there are historic records that suggest that the hill was once used as a beacon and lookout, though it fell out of use in 1809. It is also possible that the hill was once an Iron Age hillfort.

Reference number:N4259
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Iron Age (800BC to 43AD)
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1954; J H Ostridge

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Shilbottle

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