is a name shared by many hills, suburbs, villages and other places around the world. Many are so called because they were historically the site of a warning beacon
. Others are named after other places of the same name.
In the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom has many Beacon Hills. Most of them take their name from their use as sites for warning beacons as part of Britain's early warning system in Elizabethan times, when they were lit to warn of the coming of the Spanish Armada.
Here are a few of them:
- Beacon Hill, Buckinghamshire is a village in Buckinghamshire.
- Beacon Hill, Paignton is the highest point in the unitary authority of Torbay, Devon.
- Beacon Hill, Dorset is in the hinterland of Poole, Dorset.
- Beacon Hill, Burghclere, Hampshire is one of the best known hill forts in the United Kingdom.
- Beacon Hill, Warnford, Hampshire is a 201m hill in Hampshire.
- Beacon Hill, Leicestershire is a popular country park in Leicestershire.
- Beacon Hill, Lincolnshire - in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
- Beacon Hill, Monmouthshire is a 306m hill near Monmouth on the Welsh-English border.
- Beacon Hill, Norfolk is the highest point (105m) in the county of Norfolk.
- Beacon Hill, Colkirk, Norfolk is a high point (89m) in mid Norfolk.
- Beacon Hill, Wollaston, Northamptonshire.
- Beacon Hill, Morpeth, Northumberland.
- Beacon Hill, Powys is a 547m hill near Knighton near the Welsh-English border.
- Beacon Hill, Surrey is a settlement near Hindhead, Surrey.
Other places named "Beacon" in the UK:
In the United States
- Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts is a neighborhood of Boston.
- Beacon Hill (Branford, Connecticut), is the southernmost summit of the Metacomet Ridge.
- Beacon Hill of New Haven, Connecticut, which contains Fort Wooster Park.
- Beacon Hill, Kansas City, Missouri is a neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri.
- Beacon Hill, Seattle, Washington is a hill and neighborhood in Seattle, Washington.
- Beacon Hill, Spokane, Washington is a hill located to the northeast of Spokane, Washington.
- Beacon Hill, Erie, Pennsylvania is a neighborhood in the Erie area.
- Beacon Hill, Leesburg, Virginia is a development just west of Leesburg.
- Beacon Hill, Chicago Heights, Illinois is a neighborhood in Illinois
- Beacon Hill, San Antonio, Texas is a neighborhood two miles north-northwest of downtown San Antonio, Texas.
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