SK7953 : Sculpture on Queen's Sconce

taken 4 months ago, near to Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Sculpture on Queen's Sconce
Sculpture on Queen's Sconce
Rusting steel cannon sculpture by Michael Condron on Queen's Sconce, a 20,000 investment in the 1.6m regeneration of the park.
Queen's Sconce

Known locally as Sconce Hills, this 3-acre structure was built in 1644 by Royalist forces to guard the southern approaches to Newark by the Fosseway, River Trent and River Devon. The huge earth ramparts form a 4-pointed star that would have originally had a wooden palisade with cannon. It was not taken until the town was surrendered by Charles I in 1646.

The Sconce is a scheduled monument, being first listed as early as 1933. The English Heritage scheduling describes it as representing "England's finest remaining example of Civil War military engineering."

The word sconce is derived from the Dutch word 'schans' meaning fort. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 22 March, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Queens Sconce  Newark-on-Trent 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7907 5300 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.1038N 0:49.2834W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7907 5301
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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