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beacon, Stainton
site name:-   Helm, The
civil parish:-   Stainton (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   beacon (?) 
1Km square:-   SD5388
10Km square:-   SD58

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Page 14:-  "... The station at Lancaster was connected with that at Watercrook, near Kendal, by the intervention of the beacon on Warton Crag, and the castellum on the summit of a hill that rises immediately above Watercrook, at present called Castle Steads."

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