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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Plymouth
Town
Plymouth
County
Devon
Country
England
Commemoration
English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
45988
Current location

FREEDOM FIELDS PARK
Plymouth
Plymouth
Devon
England

OS Grid Ref: SX 490 561
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
SQUAT PILLAR WITH PEDIMENTED CAPSTONE, ON TWO STEP SQUARE BASE
Inscription
NORTH FACE: FOUGHT IN THE MAYORALTY OF JOHN CAWSE 1643/ COMMEMORATED IN THE MAYORALTY OF J.T. BOND 1891 WEST FACE: COMMANDER FOR THE PARLIAMENT COLONEL WARDLAN EAST FACE: GENERAL FOR THE KING PRINCE MAURICE SOUTH FACE: UPON THIS SPOT ON SUNDAY DEC 3RD 1643 AFTER HARD FIGHTING/ FOR SEVERAL HOURS THE ROUNDHEAD/ GARRISON OF PLYMOUTH MADE THEIR/ FINAL RALLY AND ROUTED THE CAVALIER/ ARMY WHICH HAD SURPRISED THE OUTWORKS/ AND WELL NIGH TAKEN THE TOWN/ FOR MANY YEARS IT WAS THE/ CUSTOM TO CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THIS VICTORY/ LONG KNOWN AS THE 'SABBATH DAY FIGHT'/ AND RECORDED AS 'THE GREAT DELIVERANCE'/ OF THE PROTRACTED SEIGE/ SUCCESSFULLY SUSTAINED BY TROOPS AND/ TOWNSFOLK ON BEHALF OF THE PARLIAMENT/ AGAINST THE KING UNDER GREAT HARDSHIPS/ FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 1220MM, height 4500MM, width 1220MM
    Materials: Granite
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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