Beacon Mound on Beacon Hill


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Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Dorset County Council

District Council

Purbeck District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Mid Dorset and North Poole

Grid Reference

SJ910910 (390963, 95311)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.7568, -2.12813

Nearest Postcode

BH20 7DT

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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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