Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

A beacon burned in 1588 on Beacon Hill to warn England the might of the Spanish Armada was on it's way.

A beacon basket still stands on the hill to remind visitors and locals the part the area played in warning the nation of it's impending disaster.

Troops loyal to Oliver Cromwell marched up Trooper Lane and over Beacon Hill in the mid 17th century and the gibbet used to stand on Beacon Hill as a reminder of the consequences of crime and misdemeanours.