Battlefield News

The battlefield at Gainsborough now built over with houses, resulting in Historic England's comment that the landscape has undergone much change

Historic England reject application to register the 1643 battlefield at Gainsborough
8 December 2022

Historic England has rejected attempts by the Battlefields Trust to register the Civil War battlefield at Gainsborough

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Adwalton Moor is almost entirely surrounded by development

Three battlefields included on Historic England's annual Heritage at Risk Register
11 November 2022

Boroughbridge, Newburn Ford and Adwalton Moor battlefields all included on the Heritage at Risk Register

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Powder flask top (photo Glenn Foard)

Completion of Newbury battlefields garden archaeology project
28 October 2022

The battles of Newbury garden archaeology project report published by the Battlefields Trust.

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Battalia front cover

Battlefields Trust Journal - Call for submissions
20 October 2022

A call for submission to the Battlefields Trust Journal, Battalia

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The Martin-Marix Evans commemorative bench at Sulby Hedges

New bench at Naseby commemorates battlefield historian and author
2 October 2022

Martin Marix-Evans who did so much for Naseby battlefield has been commemorated by a bench installed at the battlefield in his memory.

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Some of the finds from Stamford Bridge

New metal detecting finds at the battle of Stamford Bridge
13 September 2022

New metal detecting finds may provide the key to locating the important 1066 battle of Stamford Bridge

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Robert the Bruce statue at Bannockburn

Scottish Battlefield Inventory consultation launched
15 August 2022

Historic Environment Scotland has launched a public consultation on how its Inventory of Historic Battlefields is operating 

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The Grave of Captain Gourdon, mortally wounded at the battle of Edgehill in the graveyard at Warmington

New research into the disposal of the dead on English battlefields published
25 July 2022

Sarah Taylor's 2019 PhD thesis on disposing of battlefield dead has recently been published by Huddersfield University.

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Marston Moor monument and information board

British Civil Wars Memorial Project - Call for help
18 July 2022

Can you help record Civil War memorials, information boards, plaques and other commemoration?

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A double shotted lead bullet

New garden battlefield archaeology project launched in Newbury
25 June 2022

New project to test whether battlefield archaeology be found in people's gardens.

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Memorial at Mortimer's Cross

Completion of Wars of the Roses Battlefield Investigation
9 April 2022

The Mortimer's Cross 1461 battlefield investigation project has now reported its results

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Stoke Field 1487 Information Board

New Podcast on the Battle of Stoke Field 1487
8 March 2022

Podcast about the battle of Stoke Field 1487 published

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The Second St Albans round shot (St Albans District Council CC BY 2.0 licence)

Battlefields Trust helps save Wars of the Roses round shot
6 March 2022

A roundshot from the Second St Albans (1461) battlefield has been saved from going into a private collection.

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Surveying in the mist at Stow

Stow (1646) battlefield survey: Further finds point to the location of the battlefield
23 January 2022

A report on the battlefield survey conducted at Stow-on-the-Wold in mid January 2022

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