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beacon, Birkrigg
Birkrigg Beacon
site name:-   Birkrigg Common
civil parish:-   Urswick (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   beacon
locality type:-   hill
coordinates:-   SD28347421
1Km square:-   SD2874
10Km square:-   SD27

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 16 15) 
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.
labelled at the trig point 

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 WS21P041, button  goto source
Page 41:-  "... Leaving Urswick behind, ascend Birkrig, a rocky eminence, and from the beacon have a variety"
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Page 42:-  "of extensive and pleasant views, of land and sea, mountains and islands."

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