Beacon Hill Iron Age hill-fort, apparently occupied for only a short time around 600 BC. Ordnance Survey grid reference SP 960169, situated on The Ridgeway / Icknield Way. On the (un-named) hill immediately to the south of Beacon Hill is a much older (probably Bronze Age) burial mound, and there are two more on Beacon Hill itself, with another on Gallows Hill, at the end of a ridge leading eastwards from the summit of Beacon Hill.

(You can see the various features described above on the Ordnance Survey map of the area.)

(Click on the small picture below to go to the full size photo... all photos Adrian The Ageing Hippy unless otherwise stated.)


Barrow on hill S of Beacon


View looking SW


View looking W


View looking S


View looking SE


View towards Gallows Hill


Gallows Hill & ridge


Beacon Hill from S


Beacon Hill from S


View across vale (1)


View across vale (2)


View across vale (3)


View across vale (4)


Ditch & bank on SE side


Ditch (1)


Ditch (2)


Ditch & bank from N (1)


Ditch & bank from N (2)


Looking up Beacon from S


Ridge to Gallows Hill


From Beacon looking S


From Beacon looking E


Barrow on top of Beacon


Autumn beech leaves...

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