Monument record M3037 - SCOT'S REDOUBT AT NEWARK


REDOUBT (Stuart)


Grid reference Centred SK 79474 54789 (59m by 52m)
Map sheet SK75SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Newark, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Redoubt, earthwork, 180ft E of the present Great N Road, lies in a flat meadow on the N bank of a brook immediately NE of the pavillion in the Brewery Sports Ground. It is a square embanked enclosure, the side measuring 55ft along the centre of the bank, with traces of an external ditch on the N and W. A ditch may have existed on the E but this side is obscured by a modern field boundary; there was probably no ditch on the S side facing the brook. At the SW angle the bank was widened internally to form a square platform; this angle pointed across the approach from Newark along the old Great N Road. Clampe shows a cannon in one corner (orientation seems wrong) and entrance on the N side. (1)
A Parliamentary redoubt shown on contemporary maps consisting of a banked enclosure, 55ft square. (2)
The remains of a Civil War redoubt now under rough pasture but obviously farmed over for many years. In plan the work is a subrectangular enclosure covering c 1/5 acre; structurally it now consists of a single rampart with, in places, an accompanying ditch. In the SW corner of the enclosure is a raised platform (doubtless for a single canon). Topographically the work is situate on a low lying plain with excellent all round visibility and commanding of the Newark line of march. (3)
Redoubt earthwork situated in the SE corner of a flat field with traces of an external ditch on the N and W sides. The stream providing the defence for S side, and the field boundary obscuring the ditch on the E side. (4)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(1), Arch office

<1> RCHM, 1964, Newark on Trent - The Civil War Siegeworks, pp 44-5 (Published document). SNT1176.

<2> DOE, AM7 - undated, no author (Unpublished document). SNT52.

<3> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

<4> Dodd A, 1988, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT620.

<5> Kinsley G, 1989, Newark's Archaeological Resource, App 1, pp 2-3 (Unpublished document). SNT40.

<6> EMAB eds, 1958, East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, p 10 (Published document). SNT152.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: RCHM. 1964. Newark on Trent - The Civil War Siegeworks. pp 44-5.
  • <2> Unpublished document: DOE. AM7 - undated, no author.
  • <3> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Dodd A. 1988. AM107.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Kinsley G. 1989. Newark's Archaeological Resource. App 1, pp 2-3.
  • <6> Published document: EMAB eds. 1958. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin. 1. p 10.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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