The Battlefield

The site of the pass where the battle was fought has been disputed. The first location, championed by Alfred Burne, is at the south where the A372 Langport to Long Sutton road crosses the Wagg Rhyne by a small bridge; secondly a central crossing which is no longer a hedged lane, just a public footpath; finally, that supported by Historic England and most recent writers, which is to the north where the B3153 Langport to Somerton road crosses the Rhyne. The northern site was the subject of a Battlefields Trust archaeological survey in 2021 and 2023 which indicated that this was where the battle was fought.

The landscape remains largely agricultural, though with limited development on Picts Hill. An east-west railway line with a very deep cutting and large embankment marks the southern extent of the battlefield.   


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