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West Thorn, Ponteland

West Thorn is a hamlet and farm in Northumberland, located just over 2 miles north-west of Ponteland. West Thorn and East Thorn are located on a minor road which runs between Westgate and Eastgate. A Beacon by West Thorn is noted on maps; the cairn on Beacon Hill here, is thought to have been the site of a beacon where in the past, fires were lit to send signals across the country.[1] West Thorn and East Thorn are part of Ponteland Civil Parish.

Northumberland Ponteland Civil Parish
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West Thorn Farm

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Beacon (Ponteland)
- "The cairn on Beacon Hill may have been the site of a beacon or large fire used for sending signals across the country...."

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