Civil War Redoubt on Beacon Hill, 550m North West of the Firs


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Post Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council

District Council

Newark and Sherwood District Council



Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SE819819 (481907, 353651)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.0735, -0.777297

Nearest Postcode

NG24 2JL

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The remains of a Royalist Civil War redoubt on the eastern summit of Beacon Hill. The monument is situated in an urban area and consists of an L-shaped ditch 30 metres in length north to south and about 35 metres east to west. Aerial photographs and archaeological field observation prior to the construction of a housing estate around the monument suggests that the ditch was originally rectangular in plan. The placement of the monument on the eastern side of Beacon Hill with good views over Coddington and Balderton, both of which were garrisoned and fortified by the Parliamentarians during the third siege, suggests that it was designed to protect the line of the Coddington road and the eastern approaches to Newark. The fact that it is not depicted on the 1646 plans of the siegeworks suggests that it dates from early in the war and was possibly therefore a hastily constructed Royalist defensive work subsequently found to be too exposed to maintain. Scheduled.

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