The 1646 siege of Worcester uncovered!

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If you live in or are visiting the Worcester area this weekend, why not get an insight into life during an English Civil War siege?

Archaeologists have unearthed remains of earthworks from the 1646 siege of Worcester. unearthed the siege of Worcester in 1646 and you can have the chance to see it for yourself during a free open day tomorrow (Saturday 15th January)

A public open day is being held at an excavation in Lowesmoor close to where developers Carillion Richardson are laying the foundations for a new Asda store as part of a £75million retail development.

It is believed to be part of a large angular bastion, constructed at the siege of Worcester in 1646 during the Civil War to protect St Martin’s Gate. The medieval city walls were strengthened with ditches and earthworks to protect against attack, and from which the defenders could fire with muskets and artillery. The strong points were angular bastions or ‘sconces’ that projected. The ditch being excavated is believed to be part of one of these, known as the St Martin’s Sconce.

The free open day will run from 11am to 3pm when the public can visit the excavation and talk to members of the dig team.

The regiment has quite a few members in the Worcester area  so if this visit sparks your interest in the Civil War, do drop us a line! if this sparks your interest in the Civil War, do drop us a line!

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