Description: Compton Pike
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
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BRAILES WHATCOTE ROAD
SP34SW (West side)
3/67 Compton Pike
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
Source: English Heritage
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