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beacon, Bothel and Threapland
locality:-   St John's Hill
civil parish:-   Bothel and Threapland (formerly Cumberland) (?) 
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   beacon (site) 
coordinates:-   NY19603764 (about) 
1Km square:-   NY1937
10Km square:-   NY13

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 46 3) 
placename:-  Beacon
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"Beacon (Site of)"
near The Battery 

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.
image WS21P124, button  goto source
Page 124:-  "..."
"... On the northern extremity of the said hill of Caer-mot, are the remains of a beacon, and near it the vestiges of a square encampment, inclosed with a foss and rampart of 60 feet by 70. This camp is"
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Page 125:-  "in full view of Blatumbulgii (Bowness) and Olenacum (old Carlisle); and commanding the whole extent of the Solway firth, would receive the first notice from any frontier station, were (sic) the Caledonians might make an attempt to cross the Firth, or had actually broken in upon the province; and notice of this might be communicated by the beacon on Caer-mot to the garrison at Keswick, by the watch on Castle-crag, in Borrowdale. The garrison at Keswick, would have the care of the beacon on the top of Skiddaw, the mountain being of the easiest access on that side. By this means, the alarm would soon become general, and the invaders be either terrified into flight, or else the whole country quickly in arms to oppose them. ..."

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