SP3241 : Compton Pike against the sky

taken 6 years ago, near to Winderton, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Compton Pike against the sky
Compton Pike against the sky
Listed, grade II. English Heritage says: "Probably erected as a beacon and subsequently used as a landmark. C16. Coursed squared ironstone rubble. Base of square section tapering upwards to a point surmounted by a ball finial with iron hook at the apex. Noted as probably being one of the network of beacons covering the country to give warning of the landing of the Spaniards at the time of the Armada [1588]. The iron hood at the apex would have supported either a lantern or a flaming fagot. (Guidebook: Compton Wynyates, p.21)."
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 11 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts 
Postcode Area (from Tags)
Place (from Tags)
Compton Wynyates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3278 4158 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:4.2974N 1:31.3903W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3288 4160
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Pyramid  Beacon  Farmland 

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