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Monument Number 326634

Hob Uid: 326634
Location :
Lincolnshire
Lincoln
Lincoln
Grid Ref : SK9731071980
Summary : Medieval fortifications were erected in 1144 during Stephen's attack on Lincoln Castle. Three sides of a square earthwork were visible within the grounds of the Lawn Hospital on a nineteenth century map. The earthwork is no longer visible on aerial photographs.
More information : [Name centred: SK 9731 7198] Intrenchment [AT]. (1)

In 1144, when Stephen made an attack on Lincoln Castle, he
constructed a square earthwork, three sides of which are
clearly marked on nineteenth century maps, within the ground of
the Lawn Hospital [SK 9728 7191], opposite the western gateway
of the castle. The earthwork is now difficult to discern. (2)

All but a few fragments of slope have been obliterated by
development.

Published survey (25" 1932) revised. (3)

The earthwork described by the previous authorities was not visible
on available air photographs. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : O.S. 25" 1932
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Md. Lincoln 1948, 180 (J.W.F. Hill)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FRH 22-APR-63
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Source Number : 4
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Antonia Kershaw/08-DEC-1994/RCHME: Lincolnshire NMP
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1144
Monument Type : Fortification
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 97 SE 59
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 97 SE 59
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-04-22
End Date : 1963-04-22
Associated Activities : RCHME: LINCOLNSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-07-01
End Date : 1997-03-01