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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Eston Beacon

Summary

Type Other

     A large tower of now-blackened stone blocks raised vertically on a cross plan.
     It is not known why the former tower, a much larger monument with an entrance and battlements, was replaced in 1956.(1)
    

Inscriptions

On bronze tablet erected on north face, in raised capitals: ESTON NAB / THIS MONUMENT IS PLACED HERE TO MARK THE / SITE OF THE BEACON TOWER WHICH WAS ERECTED BY THOMAS JACKSON OF LACKENBY ABOUT 1800 AS / A LOOK-OUT POST AGAINST INVASION DURING THE / NAPOLEONIC WARS AND WHICH AGAIN SERVED THE SAME / PURPOSE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 -1945 / IT STANDS WITHIN A BRONZE AGE FORTIFIED/ CAMP WHOSE OUTER DEFENCES CAN BE SEEN / ERECTED IN 1956

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Not known, None Builder

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Stone Approx 700cm high x 195cm wide x 290cm deep

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
REAA23 NE
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Accretions
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
Structural condition
Vandalism
  • Graffiti
Road A174(T)
Precise location Eston Moor
A-Z ref None
OS ref NZ569182
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1956
Unveiling details Constructed 1956
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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