Despite its name there is no evidence of any Roman occupation on this site. The earthworks, or enclosure, was once a coastal signal station and probably of earlier beacons s although the exact location of this beacon s is not known. There have been several archeological excavations in this area but none of these have specifically investigated the earthworks at Beacon Hill.
There are reports of a watch being kept at this site in , so it's very probable that some kind of Beacon existed around this time. Historians believe there would have been a Beacon here around the time of the Spanish Armada in and certainly one in when there are records of repairs. There are records from the Norfolk Quarter Sessions of money being raised in the s and s to maintain a Beacon here and to ensure a watch was still being kept. This would have been during the time of the Dutch invasions.
According to Faden's map of Norfolk this hill is described as The Old Beacon or Watch Tower which suggests it was no longer in use at this time. Although the exact location of these Beacons on the ridge are not known, this site would appear to be the most likely place for such outposts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the hill near West Runton. The Last House.
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