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Beacon Hill ringwork siege castle and Royal Observer Corps post

A Scheduled Monument in Pickering, North Yorkshire

Beacon Hill from the east

Uploader's Comments

Beacon Hill is a mainly natural mound. On the top, a 4m high ringwork, 30m across, was erected as a siegework to threaten the nearby Pickering Castle during the anarchy of the 1140's under King Stephen.
Pickering Castle was founded by William I during his campaign of 1069-70 in northern England. It was always owned by the King due to the nearby hunting Forest.

Uploaded by Colin Grice on 1 November 2012

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