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HER Number:MDV77417
Name:Artillery Emplacement at Woodbury Castle


Artillery emplacement set up at Woodbury Castle during the Napoleonic War.


Grid Reference:SY 032 872
Map Sheet:SY08NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWoodbury
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWOODBURY

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • REDOUBT (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Todd, M., 2005, An Artillery Emplacement of the Napoleonic Wars at Woodbury Castle, 211 (Article in Serial). SDV344645.

Lysons records in Magna Britannia, published in 1822 that Woodbury Castle was occupied during the Napoleonic Wars by 'the park of artillery'. This appears confirmed by a manuscript dated to 1809 which states that 'engineers have made their base here and settled their guns in the entrenchments. A road is paved from Woodbury to the redoubt and is under garde'. It is suggested that the redoubt is likely to have been at the southern end of the hillfort.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV344645Article in Serial: Todd, M.. 2005. An Artillery Emplacement of the Napoleonic Wars at Woodbury Castle. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society. 63. Paperback Volume. 211. [Mapped feature: #48519 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV10500Related to: Woodbury Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 10 2010 2:54PM