Civil War Redoubt 150m East of Tissington Hall
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Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire Dales District Council
Tissington and Lea Hall
SE176176 (417630, 352332)
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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routed the Royalists hereabouts but following unsuccesful action near Ashbourne in February 1644, the garrison was withdrawn.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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