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Beacon Ring



A Bronze Age round barrow lies within this later Iron Age fort on the highest point of Long Mountain. 'Beacon Ring' rather implies that the site has also been used for beacon fires.

Grinsell (Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain) recorded that it is a haunt of fairies, and J+C Bord (Atlas of Magical Britain) describe it as 'atmospheric'.

There are remote districts in our county where the more ignorant part of the population still put their faith in witchcraft; and the fairies are still believed to hold their assemblies at the Beacon ring on the Long Mountain.. From p64 of 'On the Local Legends of Shropshire' by Thomas Wright. p56 in 'Collectanea Archaeologica' v1, 1862. Online at Google Books.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
4th November 2003ce
Edited 17th October 2007ce

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