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beacon, Furness Abbey
locality:-   Furness Abbey (near) 
locality:-   Billings, The (guess) 
civil parish:-   Barrow-in-Furness (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   beacon
coordinates:-   SD223721 (?) 
1Km square:-   SD2272
10Km square:-   SD27

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 38:-  "To prevent surprise, and call in assistance, a beacon was placed on the crown of an eminence that rises immediately from the Abbey, and is seen all over Low-Furness. The door leading to the beacon is still remaining in the inclosure-wall, on the eastern side. ..."

evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
item:-  watchtowerbeacon
source data:-   Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-76.
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Page 25:-  "... A beacon once belonged to it; a watch tower on an eminence accessible from the abbey, whose signal-fire was visible all over Low Furness, when assistance was required, or foes were expected. ..."

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