The New Cowling Pinnacle stands like a sentinel at the very peak of the bluff known as Earl Crag, and dominates the countryside for miles around. About 30ft. high, it can be seen on a clear day from Beamsley Beacon. Some would-be historians claim that the structure has been used for a beacon to warn the local inhabitants of marauding Scots, but there is a great deal of doubt about this. One argument put forward is that a beacon would not be seen on the south side, because the moors behind rise to a height of around 1,500 feet, whereas the monument stands at an elevation of only 1,175 feet.
Source of information - http://www.moon-rakers.co.uk/oldsite/web/history/Pinnacle/pinnacle.htm
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