Civil War Redoubt 580m Ene of Sugar Refinery
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Nottinghamshire County Council
Newark and Sherwood District Council
SE799799 (479928, 355416)
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A Civil War redoubt constructed by the Parliamentarian forces besieging Newark. It consists of earthwork ditches originally defining a sub-rectangular enclosure circa 85 metres by 35 metres internally which is interpreted as a redoubt. The monument is clearly depicted on two contemporary plans showing the fieldworks of the Royalist and Parliamentary forces, the latter attributing it to the Scottish army under the Earl of Leven who formed a part of the Parliamentarian forces engaged in the third and final seige between November 1645 and May 1646. The location of the monument in close proximity to the west bank of the River Trent and two other Parliamentarian redoubts suggests that it was constructed to prevent incursions onto the island between the two courses of the Trent, whist being intended to operate in conjunction with other fieldworks to provide overlapping fields of fire. Scheduled.
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