Nottingham Civil War Defences



Scheduled Monument – Monument Number 317900


Post Medieval Civil War defences. The inner ditch measuring 16 ft wide and 7 ft deep and the outer ditch measuring 8 ft wide and 5 ft deep. The defences ran from Chapel Bar – St. Andrews  church, Belgrave Square – Sherwood Street – St John’s Pool – John’s Close. The defences were garrisoned by 3,000 men.

Nottingham held a Parliamentary garrison during the Civil War.


1643                            Civil War: Constructed.

1643                            Civil War, 23rd September: Nottingham attacked by the Royalist army. Colonel John Hutchinson is Governor of the city of Nottingham.

1647                            Civil War: Defences demolished.

1975                            Field Investigation.

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