Beacon Mound on Beacon Hill
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Dorset County Council
Purbeck District Council
Mid Dorset and North Poole
SJ910910 (390963, 95311)
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A large steep sided roughly circular mound with a flat top on Beacon Hill. Probably a barrow used as a beacon; depicted as a beacon on Isaac Taylors map of 1773. The mound is composed of clay, marl and turf, with maximum dimensions of 18 metres in diameter and approximately 1.5 metres in height. The mound also supports a former World War II slit trench approximately 1 metre wide. Scheduled.
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