A PLOT of land next to Sedgley beacon has gone up for sale.

The site, which fronts onto Beacon Lane, is currently occupied by a semi-derelict cottage.

Sales note state that the land is in an "enviable location adjoining Sedgley Beacon" and describe the potential purchase of it as a "rare opportunity."

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They describe it as a "substantial plot extending to around 0.5 acres with considerable potential for redevelopment within easy reach of the town centre.

And go on: "The property is located at the top of Beacon Lane, close to its junction with Beacon Rise and Monument Lane.

"Sedgley Town Centre is less than 0.5km away affording excellent access to local amenities.

"There is good access the main road network via Gorge Road (A463) which leads directly to the Birmingham New Road (A4123)."

The land is being marketed by First City Property Consultants and offers are invited.

The sales note that the site is in Dudley Council's area and that redevelopment "should be acceptable on principle."

The 170 year old grade II listed Sedgley Beacon Tower is located on Beacon Hill - which is the highest point of land between Sedgley and the Ural Mountains in Russia, more than 2,300 miles away.

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Pictured: The site which is for sale is on the left above. Pic: Google

Local rumours say the Bristol Channel can be seen on a clear day from the top.

The current tower was built in 1846 from Gornal sandstone.

But it is believed a previous tower pre-dated that for hundreds of years - as far back as the 1580s during the era of the invading Spanish Armada.