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Firle Beacon

Long Barrow


Fires were anciently lighted on the top of Firle Beacon, Mount Caburn and other eminences of the South Downs. They were last lighted on the day of the Queen's Jubilee, June 21st, 1887. On the top of Firle Beacon is a "round"; the woman who told me this did not seem to be certain what this "round" was, and was inclined to think that it might have been a haunt or habitation of the giant of Firle Beacon. (noted 1891)
from p164 of
Scraps of Folklore Collected by John Philipps Emslie
C. S. Burne
Folklore, Vol. 26, No. 2. (Jun. 30, 1915), pp. 153-170.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th December 2006ce

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