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Compton Pike

A Grade II Listed Building in Brailes, Warwickshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299632

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305830

Location: Brailes, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, OX15

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Brailes

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Brailes St George

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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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

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