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Beacon Hill stone



Reference Name MLI60747

Name:
Beacon Hill stone

Summary:
Beacon Hill stone is possibly an early medieval meeting place for the wapentake Aswardhurn.

Location:
KIRKBY LA THORPE, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
This rough stone set in arable at the highest point in the parish is no longer scheduled. The hill is known as Beacon Hill and according to the old scheduling record was probably the wapentake meeting place for the district in AD 900 to 1065.{1}
It is mentioned in a charter of about 1150-60 relating to the Priory of Sempringham as thinghow, thing hoe, or thinghou, which means hill of assembly or burial. It may be associated with Kirkby Mount (TF 094 440), rather than Beacon Hill. {1}{2}{3}{4}
There are no visible antiquities on Beacon Hill, although the stone which was previously Scheduled is still there at the side of a field and not necessarily in its original position. {4}

Sources:
1 Scheduling record: MINISTRY OF WORKS. MOW 819. -
2 Bibliographic reference: Foster, C.W. and Longley, T.. 1924. Lincolnshire Domesday and Lindsey Survey. VOL 19 P LX1
3 Unpublished document: Pantos, A.. 2001. Lincolnshire Assembly-Places. No 1
4 Index: Kirkby la Thorpe SMR cards. KIRKBY LA THORPE. TF 04 SE; G and TF 14 SW; K

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