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Looking north west along Slash Lane in the direction of Horncastle.
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In the 19th century burials were reported to have been found along Slash Lane.
Archaeology of the battle

In the mid 19th century Edward Fitzgerald collected, from the former lords of the manor who farmed at Winceby, the local traditions and information of archaeological discoveries across the battlefield. He was able to determine that the burials from Round Hills Holt were far earlier than the battle, as recent research has confirmed. He also reported the discovery of human remains and military equipment in Slash Lane. Later in the century Markham also reported the discovery of seven bodies, one with a steel cap on the skull, in Lusby Walk, the field at the road junction between the Lusby and the Bolingbroke roads. Other human remains, possibly the same ones, were recorded on the 1st edition six inch ordnance survey map of the 1880s immediately to the north of the Lusby road in a small quarry. Walters (1904) also reports local stories of burials being found on the hill towards Scrafield while a find of possible civil war armour was made immediately north of Scrafield House (SMR).

Modern metal detecting finds have also been reported but none of the evidence appears to have been mapped or published. Unfortunately therefore neither this nor the 19th century evidence provides a clear definition of the battlefield. Indeed, not all of the 19th century finds need relate to the battle at all, as Fitzgerald realised. Until there is a systematic, accurately recorded archaeological survey the problems of location will not be resolved.


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