CHUDLEIGH FORT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208657
Date first listed:
08-Nov-1949
Statutory Address:
CHUDLEIGH FORT, CHUDLEIGH AVENUE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHUDLEIGH FORT, CHUDLEIGH AVENUE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Devon
District:
Torridge (District Authority)
Parish:
Bideford
National Grid Reference:
SS 45883 26376

Details

BIDEFORD

SS4526 CHUDLEIGH AVENUE, East-The-Water 842-1/7/258 (North side) 08/11/49 Chudleigh Fort

II

Civil War fortification, now standing in a public park. 1642; much rebuilt in C19. Five-sided platform with stone-rubble retaining wall and parapet, the latter containing 14 apertures for cannon. On south side is a granite plaque inscribed in lead lettering: FORT ERECTED BY PARLIAMENTARY FORCES COMMANDED BY MAJOR-GEN. CHUDLEIGH. APRIL 1642. The fort now contains 7 old cannon on wheeled wooden gun-carriages. According to an early/mid C19 account printed in Bideford: 'At present it is surrounded by a slight stone wall, turretted on the top, built by its present owner J. S. Ley, Esq., of Durrant House, Northam.' Stands on high ground overlooking the River Torridge. (A Short Sketch of Interesting Scenery & Hist Records of Bideford: Bideford (printer Wilson): P.5).

Listing NGR: SS4588326376

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
375784
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
A Short Sketch of Interesting Scenery and Historical Records of Bideford,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 01 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/14015/14
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