Possible Civil War Gun Battery, Nebsworth, Lark Stoke

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a Post Medieval gun battery which was used during the English Civil War. The remains of the battery are visible as an earthwork. The site is located 200m east of Nebsworth Coppice, Lark Stoke.

Notes about this historic site

1 A small earthwork with perfectly square-cut corners of uncertain date and function. The monument is about 34m square and covered in rough grass. The banks stand about 0.6m to 0.9m above the surrounding ground. The central area is hollowed out below ground level in some places and there is a hollowed area about 3m across in the NE side.
2 It has been suggested that it is a Civil War gun emplacement of the same type as that excavated at Skipton. 1968. The external scarp has been ploughed out.
3 OS Plan.
4 The condition of the interior is sound, but the outer bank is being encroached upon by ploughing.
5 Described in 1954 as ” A small earthwork with perfectly square cut corners, of uncertain date and purpose”.

See WA9199 and WA9200 for alternative interpretations of this site.

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