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Name:Civil War gun emplacement, west of church, Shelford
HER Number:M1805
Type of record:Monument
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Summary - not yet available

Monument Types

  • GUN EMPLACEMENT (Civil War, Post Medieval - 1641 AD to 1649 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 154: Civil War gun battery 50m SW of St Peter & St Paul's Church

Full description

Civil War defence mound 30yds W of church. (1)
The mound is without doubt a gun position of the Civil War period. It is of horse-shoe shape, facing the lane to the ferry. It may have been an outer defence to Shelford Manor. (2)
When the Parliamentary forces occupied Shelford village in 1645, they were fired on by snipers from the church tower - no mention of earthwork. (3)
Earthwork correctly described and classified by (2). It is located in the graveyard of the church but has not been mutilated by grave digging. At no point does the maximum height of the rampart exceed 0.6m. (5)
See L 5463 for burial, L 7669 for bank.

<1> Houldsworth HO, 11/11/1950, OS Corr 6in (Personal comment). SNT800.

<2> Houldsworth HO, 30/06/1953, letter (Personal comment). SNT812.

<3> Firth CH (ed), 1906, Lucy Hutchinson: Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson (2nd edn), pp 121,174,436 (Published document). SNT245.

<4> Wood AC, 1937, Notts in the Civil War, p 97 (Published document). SNT1430.

<5> Seaman BH, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1243.

Related records

L1805Parent of: Earthwork mound, Church of St Peter and St Paul, Shelford (Element)