Sconce and Devon Park, NewarkParks & Walks
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Sconce and Devon Park, Newark
Sconce and Devon Park is located in Newark on Trent. It is a Green Flag awarded park and home to the Queen's Sconce dating back to 1644.
•Large area of public open grass and woodlands, including Devon Pastures Local Nature Reserve, which features a riverside walk
•Queen’s Sconce, a large Civil War earthwork and new bridge
•Children’s play area
•Network of pathways suitable for wheelchairs
•Parking and public toilets
•A fitness trail around a 600-metre circuit
Queen’s Sconce - A 17th century Civil War earthwork fortification
The Scheduled Ancient Monument is one of the country's finest remaining earthworks from the English Civil War (1642-51). It is distinctively star-shaped when viewed from the air and is one of nine siege works remaining in a recognisable state in and around Newark. It’s considered an internationally important heritage feature, and is surrounded by open space and playing fields.
The cafe is run by Rumbles Catering Project, which provides education and training for people with learning difficulties.
Toilet facilities are located in the visitor centre.
Find out more about Covid-19 updates for the park on the Newark and Sherwood District Council website.
The park has a voluntary pay and display scheme. If you drive to the park you can, if you wish, make a parking donation of £1 for a day, or buy a season ticket for £20. The car park is locked at dusk each day.
No-one is under any obligation to make a donation but any donations will be reinvested in the park. Everyone is still welcome to use the park, regardless of whether they make a donation or not and you won't be charged or fined if you don't buy a ticket. [Source: Newark and Sherwood District Council website]
*Play area photos source: Sconce and Devon Park Facebook page.