Record Details

NHER Number:1315
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of medieval beacon


This is the site of a medieval beacon mentioned in documents dating back to the late 13th century. The beacon was last used in 1935.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7353 4168
Map Sheet:TF74SW

Full description

Site of medieval beacon on Beacon Hill, reused in 1935 celebrations.
Mentioned in Elizabethan times, see (S1).
E. Rose (NAU).

(S1) also quotes a pipe roll of 19 Edward I (1291) referring to the beacon.
E. Rose (NAU), 26 November 1985.

Monument Types

  • BEACON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Higher Level Stewardship

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Kitchen, F. and Peek, B. 1987. Fire Over England. Norfolk.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 74 SW 7.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Thornage.
<S1>Monograph: Calvert, E.M.. 1939. The History of Hunstanton Lighthouse.. p 7-8. pp 7-8.

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