Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CHUDLEIGH FORT, BIDEFORD


Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis
Photo ©Paul R. Davis

An eight-gun fort was constructed by Parliamentary forces in 1642 during the Civil War at East-the-Water to defended Bideford, along with another fort on the west side of the river. The fort is a five-sided platform with a stone wall and parapet with 14 gun ports and was named after it's constructor, Captain Chudleigh. It is now a public park maintained by the Torridge District Council.


Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
On the east side of the river at Bideford
Chudleigh Ave, Bideford EX39 4AT

 



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