Monument record CUL 037 - Four military camps, Dixons Covert

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Four rectangular (ditched?) encampments, under command in 1778.


Grid reference Centred TL 82382 70018 (1088m by 900m)
Map sheet TL87SW


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Four rectangular (ditched?) encampments and 'magazine of wood & St(..?)' , under command of Major General Wardle from 6 July to 6 September 1778 (S1). Enclosures labelled '4 Drag'. '10 Drag'; '7 Drag'; & '8 Drag'. These cavelry regiments were the 4th Dragoons; the 10th Dragoons; the 7th or Queens Own Dragoons; the 8th, or the Kings Royal Irish Light Dragoons (S2). Further information possibly in Suffolk Record Office? Compare to Cavenham Site 40 (details outstanding).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Map: Paterson Lieutenant, map, Plan of Hengrave & Fornham Camps, 1778, PRO 15533.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Farmer J S, The Regimental Records of the British Army, 1660-1901, 1984.

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Record last edited

Jul 28 2022 3:19PM

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