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HER Number:MDV11751
Name:Bideford, Civil War Fort


Possible site of a Civil War Fort in Bideford


Grid Reference:SS 451 261
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/39

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FORT (XVII - 1601 AD to 1700 AD (Between))

Full description

Ascott, W., 1953, Untitled Source, 15 (Monograph). SDV339812.

Alleged remains of Civil War Fort. In a field behind Wooder, remains of an old fort similar to Chudleigh Fort, most of stones removed to build a summer house.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1977, SS42NE17 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV339813.

Topographically, a fort could have been situated on the east and north-east hill slope, in an area now entirely built over. No documentary evidence found, all reports refer to the second fort being at Appledore.

Exeter Archaeology, 2001, Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Residential Development at New Road, Bideford, 6 (Report - Assessment). SDV13528.

Cox, P. + Cottam, S. + Chandler, J., 2007, 81 Meddon Street, Bideford: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment, 6; table 1, site A5. (Report - Assessment). SDV339804.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13528Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of a Proposed Residential Development at New Road, Bideford. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.33. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6.
SDV339804Report - Assessment: Cox, P. + Cottam, S. + Chandler, J.. 2007. 81 Meddon Street, Bideford: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment. AC Archaeology Report. AC1156/2/1. A4 Stapled + Digital. 6; table 1, site A5..
SDV339812Monograph: Ascott, W.. 1953. Random Notes on Old Bideford and District. Unknown. 15.
SDV339813Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1977. SS42NE17. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4336 - Assessment of 81 Meddon Street, Bideford.

Date Last Edited:Jul 20 2012 3:24PM