Queen's Sconce in Nottinghamshire, England

Published Oct 28 2020 at 1:00 PM GMT
  • A sconce was a defensive structure that was developed as an earthwork.
  • They normally followed a star-shaped plan to allow overlapping fields of fire.
  • They were also capable of absorbing artillery blasts.
  • Several sconces were constructed around Newark in Nottinghamshire, England during the English Civil War.
  • The town was overwhelmingly royalist and was subjected to sieges by Parliamentary forces.



  • Published Oct 28, 2020 1:00 PM GMT