Beacons

Saxton's Hampshire 1575

Beacon hills Three beacons are indicated on Saxton's map of Hampshire, by little spikes, perhaps representing the posts on which a beacon cresset was mounted? A beacon system seems to have been in place in England since anglo saxon times.

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'modern' name (parish; ngr) = old name if given

Lomer Beacon? (Exton parish; SU603225) = Lomer beacon
Portsdown Beacons? (Portsmouth parish; SU6_0_)
Toothill Beacon? (Nursling and Rownhams parish; SU382187) = Towte hill
References
White, H T: 1931: Beacon System in Hampshire, The: ProcHFC: 10: pp252-278

White, H T: 1947: Beacon System in Hampshire, The: ProcHFC: 16: pp19-22



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