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Fort Royal

Hob Uid: 116142
Location :
Worcestershire
Worcester
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SO8546854334
Summary : Fort, bastioned square entrenchment with ditches. Built in 1651 by Royalist forces as the chief defensive work for Worcester. Bastions now reused as gardens. Excavations in 1969 discovered the eastern ditch. Scheduled.
More information : (SO 85425430) Fort Royal (NR) (1)

The Chief defensive work built by the Royalists outside the walls of Worcester in 1651, was the 'Fort Royal', a strong square entrenchment with sides of about 200 ft in length, with bastioned angles, erected on a hill which commands the Sidbury Gate in the city wall of Worcester from the south-east.The curtains of this fort have, in part disappeared, and the bastions are rounded off to form garden bowers. Fragments of the lines which connected it with the city walls are still visible. Excavations of the eastern half of the fort were begun
June 1969 in advance of building and the eastern ditch was located. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1965
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Worcester: volume four
Source details : (F M Stenton; H Brakspear)
Page(s) : 434
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Vol(s) : 1924
Source Number : 3
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:500 1886
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Source Number : 4
Source : Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society
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Page(s) : 42
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Vol(s) : 2 - 1968-9

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
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Monument Start Date : 1651
Monument Type : Bastion Trace Fort
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WT 312
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 85 SE 8
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FORT ROYAL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1969-01-01
End Date : 1969-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FORT ROYAL PARK
Activity type : DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
Start Date : 2006-01-01
End Date : 2006-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FORT ROYAL PARK
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31