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Penhill Beacon

Hob Uid: 48644
Location :
North Yorkshire
Richmondshire
West Witton
Grid Ref : SE0546086740
Summary : 16th/17th century beacon site.
More information : (SE 05468674) Penhill Beacon (NR). (1)

Penhill Beacon applies to a green mound supposed to have been erected in the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). (2)

This feature stands about 3ft high, consisting of a pile of stones overgrown with moss and earth with a log in the centre, upon which it is believed fires were once lit. (3)

"Leland wrote of 'the ruine of a castlet or pill in the toppe' (of Penhill) was surmounted by the beacon fired at the coming of the Armada". (4)

Penhill Beacon, situated on the edge of Penhill Crags is a turf-covered flat topped mound, about 10.0m in diameter and 1.0m high. In the centre of the mound are traces of stone block walling approximately 5.0m square, which may have been the stone base for a beacon. The mound is covered in burnt debris from the 1977 Jubilee bonfire which supports the beacon tradition.
Surveyed at 1:10 000. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 6" 1958
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Source : Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Object Name Book reference
Source details : ONB 1910 55
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Source : Large Scale / Small Scale Map Revisers Comment
Source details : SS Reviser 20.10.50
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Source Number : 4
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York, North Riding, volume one
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Source Number : 4a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Leylands Itinerary (ed L Toulmin Smith) iv 25-6 v 134
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 AGM 17-AUG-77
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Beacon
Evidence : Enhanced Natural Feature
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
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Monument End Date : 1700
Monument Start Date : 1500
Monument Type : Beacon
Evidence : Enhanced Natural Feature

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 08 NE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1583091
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 08 NE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-08-17
End Date : 1977-08-17