Monument details

HER Number:1448
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:The Armada Beacon

Summary

Remains of a stone-built beacon platform, one of a system of beacons built in England as a response to the threat of invasion during the 16th century. Survives as mound of earth and stone around 3 metres high. The top of the mound (which may have originally been a prehistoric barrow) was levelled for the foundations of a stone building to support the beacon with its fire basket in the 16th century. It was restored in 1779 and was eventually blown down in 1931. Only the foundations survive with a commemorative plaque.


Parish:NETHER ALDERLEY, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • BEACON (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COMMUNICATIONS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1019850: Title not entered



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