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HER Number:MDV8492
Name:REDOUBT in the Parish of Dunsford


'redoubt' shown on os 1:10000 (1975).


Grid Reference:SX 792 913
Map Sheet:SX79SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDunsford
Ecclesiastical ParishDUNSFORD

Protected Status

  • SHINE: Historic parkland asociated with Great Fulford and prehistoric oval enclosure at Greenlane Farm

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SE/16
  • SHINE Candidate (Yes)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • REDOUBT (Early Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Untitled Source (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV24.

House was garrisoned for the royalists at the civil war, but taken by fairfax in 1645. Vis=2/5/1953(os) the redoubts appear to have been guard posts as each overlooks a separate possible approach, and are not inter visible. South one of two redoubts at great fulford. This earthwork consists of a square pit about 1.0m deep with a bank now visible on all sides but the south. A pond has formed in the pit with an overflow which has been cut into north bank the banks are tree covered and average 1.0m in height and 4.0m in width. The redoubt guards a road to the house which has now been obscured by a beech plantation. The house was besieged for ten days before being captured by parliamentary forces and subsequently used as a base (delderfield). Vis=30/3/1982 (os). One of two identical earthworks formed by cutting an "l" shape into the slope and completed with a flat-topped earthen bank. Only documentary authority is the os 25" 1885. They are too small for the use of large cannon. Subsequently mutilated.

1975, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285393.

'redoubt' shown on os 1:10000 (1975).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285396.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285397.

Lysons, d. S. /magna britannia/devonshire/2(1822)172.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285398.

Delderfield, e. R. /west country historic houses/1(1968)65.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285399.

Andriette, e. A. /devon and exeter in the civil war/(1971)157-8.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV285400.

Des=os 1:10000(1975).

Lysons, D. + Lysons, S., 1822, Magna Britannica (Monograph). SDV323771.

One of two redoubts at great fulford (lysons).

Sources / Further Reading

SDV24Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV285393Migrated Record: 1975.
SDV285396Migrated Record:
SDV285397Migrated Record:
SDV285398Migrated Record:
SDV285399Migrated Record:
SDV285400Migrated Record:
SDV323771Monograph: Lysons, D. + Lysons, S.. 1822. Magna Britannica. Magna Britannica: A Concise Topographical Account of The Several Counties o. 6: Devonshire. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 10 2018 4:03PM