Monument record M8086 - Civil War battery, Wiverton Hall


BATTERY (Stuart)


Grid reference Centred SK 71405 36318 (42m by 43m)
Map sheet SK73NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Wiverton Hall, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A triangular shaped bastion consisting of a low breastwork, 2-3ft high and a slightly raised internal platform. Traces of a surrounding ditch. The only surviving physical remains of the defence of one of the principle cavalier strongholds of the county. (1)
Wiverton Hall was a Royalist outpost garrison in the Civil War defeated by seige ... to the E and W are 2 half moon batteries. The eastern outwork is in flat pasture with a gentle slope to the River Smite; it survives in good condition as a V-shaped mound pointing SE; the top is slightly hollowed and faint traces of a ditch remain at the point. (2)
Surviving Civil War earthworks at Wiverton consist of a solitary half-moon battery, no traces of a ditch are to be seen. The work achieves a max height of 1.4 m, but is under annual cultivation and is being reduced yearly by the plough. No other earthworks of consequence were noted in proximity to the hall. (3)
As described by (1) although the traces of the ditch are very faint and the mound is being slightly ploughed away. (4)
Morph: 231.8.1 battery. (5)
See M 8085 for other battery, M 1366 for manorial complex and cross refs.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

OS, 1:2500, Parish file

Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.

JAP 54/24

<1> DOE, AM7 - undated, no author (Unpublished document). SNT52.

<2> RCHM, 1964, Newark on Trent - The Civil War Siegeworks, pp 27,45-6 (Published document). SNT1176.

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

<4> Samuels JR, 1987, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1232.

<5> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

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  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Unpublished document: DOE. AM7 - undated, no author.
  • <2> Published document: RCHM. 1964. Newark on Trent - The Civil War Siegeworks. pp 27,45-6.
  • <3> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1987. AM107.
  • <5> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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