SK7953 : The Queen's Sconce

near to Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

The Queen's Sconce
The Queen's Sconce
Looking north-east across the park to the cafe and Newark church spire (right), and Spring House pub (left). This 3-acre earthwork was built in 1644 to guard the southern approaches to the Newark garrison and it did its job well by resisting the Third Siege from 1645. On August 27th 1646 King Charles I surrendered to the Parliamentarians and they in turn ordered the destruction of all defences. The orders were not carried out because the Parliamentarians moved away to avoid the local plague epidemic, leaving the sconce intact.
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2012
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 8 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7906 5308 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.1471N 0:49.2911W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7905 5306
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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