Civil War Redoubt 150m East of Tissington Hall

Derbyshire

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Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Derbyshire County Council

District Council

Derbyshire Dales District Council

Parish

Tissington and Lea Hall

Parliamentary Constituency

Derbyshire Dales

Grid Reference

SE176176 (417630, 352332)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.0676, -1.73686

Nearest Postcode

DE6 1RA

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Notes

The earthwork remains of a Civil War redoubt at Tissington. The monument is situated on the brow of a hill and affords good views of the main, northern approach road into the village, Tissington Hall and the church. The remains include a three sided square enclosure which measures 28 metres across. The enclosure is defined by an internal bank, or rampart, which measures up to 0.75 metres high and 5 metres wide with an external ditch 3 metres wide. Another bank runs parallel to the western side of the ditch and measures 5 metres wide. This would have served to enhance the edge of the ditch on the west side where the land slopes steeply away. Tissington Hall was garrisoned for the king by its owner, Colonel Fitzherbert in December 1643. In 1644 the Parliamentarians routed the Royalists hereabouts but following unsuccesful action near Ashbourne in February 1644, the garrison was withdrawn. Scheduled.

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