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Firle Beacon

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Elevation  217 m
Prominence  196 m
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Firle Beacon is a hill in the South Downs of southern England. It is 217 metres high and is a Marilyn. It commands a far-reaching view. When the prevailing wind is northerly, the site is often used for gliding activities like slope soaring.


Map of Firle Beacon, Lewes, UK

Firle beacon


In the area of Firle Beacon is a Neolithic long barrow and several round barrows. Round barrows generally date from the early Bronze Age.

At Firle Beacon itself (grid reference TQ 485 059) is a bowl barrow, about 60 feet (18 m) in diameter and 3.5 feet (1.1 m) high. It was opened in 1820; finds included two cremation urns.

The long barrow, 220m west of Firle Beacon (grid reference TQ 483 058), is about 112 feet (34 m) long, 70 feet (21 m) wide and 8.5 feet (2.6 m) high. It has an east-west orientation, and has a surrounding ditch, more noticeable on the northern side.

There are other round barrows within a kilometre of Firle Beacon, to the west and east.


Firle Beacon Wikipedia