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Latitude: 52.0717 / 52°4'18"N
Longitude: -1.5231 / 1°31'23"W
OS Eastings: 432784
OS Northings: 241588
OS Grid: SP327415
Mapcode National: GBR 6R7.5QD
Mapcode Global: VHBYP.K655
Entry Name: Compton Pike
Listing Date: 30 June 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1299632
English Heritage Legacy ID: 305830
Location: Brailes, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, OX15
Civil Parish: Brailes
Traditional County: Warwickshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire
Church of England Parish: Brailes St George
Church of England Diocese: Coventry
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
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