Monument record MCC2244 - Fort Rainsborough, Parliamentarian siege fort, Colchester


Parliamentarian siege fort, north of Middle Mill.


Grid reference TL 9965 2582 (point)
Map sheet TL92NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Fort Rainsborough, Parliamentarian siege fort of 1648. Located on the north side of River Colne, north of Middle Mill, the exact location is not known. The Fort is shown on the siege map of 1648.<1> It is square with bastions at NE and NW corners, flankers at SE and SW corners with a salient on the south side.<2>

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <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 Unpublished document: Mabbitt, John. 1998.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..

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Record last edited

Oct 26 2016 2:50PM

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