Monument record MCC7722 - Civil War fort, Colchester


Site of Civil War star-shaped Fort, in 'Fort Field', part of the siege works built by the Parliamentary Army in 1648.


Grid reference Centred TL 985 253 (234m by 111m)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Site of Civil War fort founded in 1648 in `Fort Field'.<1> APs in SMR.<2>
Thought to relate to the seige fort at 'Hilly Fields' in pamphlets<3.<4>

Also thought to equate to EH383854 and possibly the same as EHER record 46624

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
  • <2> AP: unknown. unknown. SMR. 4 frames.
  • <3> DESC TEXT: Colchester Archaeological Trust. 1998. The siege of Colchester.
  • <4> DESC TEXT: Colchester Archaeological Trust. 1999. In search of the siegeworks of 1648.
  • <5> Map: Ingle, CJ, Strachan, D, Tyler, S and Saunders, H. 1993-2012. NMP Cropmark Plot - 1:10,000.

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Record last edited

Nov 30 2016 11:12AM

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