Monument record CAM 042 - Cavenham Heath

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Five rectangular (ditched?) encampments shown on plan of 1779, see details.


Grid reference Centred TL 75694 72483 (1283m by 256m)
Map sheet TL77SE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Five rectangular (ditched?) encampments shown on plan of 1779. Labelled 'XX LD', 'XXI LD', 'XV LD', 'ID' and 'III DG'. These regiments were the 20th Light Dragoons (Hussars); the 21st Light Dragoons (Lancers); the 15th, or the King's Royal Light Dragoons; and the 3rd (Prince of Wales) Dragoon Guards (S2).
For excavation revealing a ditch, possibly part of one of these enclosures - see CAM 040 (S1).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Map: Green Lieutenant, plan of the Encampment on Cavenham Heath, from 7 July to 27 August 1779.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Farmer J S, The Regimental Records of the British Army, 1660-1901, 1984 ed.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 21 2008 10:55AM

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