Neville's Cross 1346

 

Neville's Cross 1346

A western relief road proposed in the local plan currently under consideration for Durham has the potential to damage the battlefield.  The relief road runs north of the registered area, but recent academic work suggests the registered area is incorrect and that the battle took place further north. The Trust has written to Historic England (HE) highlighting the risk and has asked it to consider extending registration.  The Trust has also reinforced its request to Durham City Council for a detailed battlefield survey to be undertaken in advance of a decision on the route.

Further Battlefields Trust information about the battle of Neville’s Cross can be found at http://battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=28

 
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