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Compton Pike, Brailes

Description: Compton Pike

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 305830

OS Grid Reference: SP3278441588
OS Grid Coordinates: 432784, 241588
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0717, -1.5231

Location: Brailes, Warwickshire CV35 0UD

Locality: Brailes
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV35 0UD

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Listing Text

SP34SW (West side)
3/67 Compton Pike

- II

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. The iron hood at the apex
would have supported either a lantern or a flaming fagot.
(Guidebook: Compton Wynyates, p.21).

Listing NGR: SP3278441588

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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