Monument record MCC2248 - Parliamentary Fort, Colonel Ewer's Leaguer, Sheepen, Colchester


Parliamentary Fort, Colonel Ewer's Leaguer, Sheepen.


Grid reference TL 9858 2569 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


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Parliamentary Fort, Colonel Ewer's Leaguer, Sheepen.<1> Located on Sheepen Hill, probably in fields named Great and Little Fort Field, some traces of crop marks that cannot be matched to the 1930-9 excavation plans. The fort was square with bastions at the NW and SE corner, Salients in the south, north and east sides.<2> For contemporary reference see <3><4><5><6>

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Monograph: Unknown, reproduced by W. Keymer (Printer). 1648. A Diary & Plan of the Siege of Colchester by the Parliamentary Forces.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Mabbitt, John. 1998. Colchester's Civil War siege works; an archaeological survey..
  • <3> Monograph: Defoe, D.. 1724. A Tour through England and Wales. p.24.
  • <4> CORRESPONDENCE: Unknown. 1648. A letter from a gentleman in Colchester to his friend in London 1648.
  • <5> MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL: 1648. Votes and Proceedings in Parliament for bringing.
  • <6> COLLECTION / PARENT: Various. Essex Records Office Miscellaneous Documents. E.R.O. C/T 220 A/B.

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Oct 26 2016 2:53PM

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