Civil War Burial Place at Graveground Coppice, Kineton.

Description of this historic site

The site of a mound, supposedly under which 500 or more dead soldiers from the Battle of Edge Hill were buried in the Post Medieval period. The site is located at Graveground Coppice.

Notes about this historic site

1 At the foot of Edge Hill the first battle of the Civil War was fought in 1642 and a mound on the hillside still marks the common grave of the 500 dead.
2 Graveground Coppice marks the approximate site of one of the two main grave-pits, the precise spot is 30m E of the coppice and 110m from the road.
3 A wychelm marks the site of the graves of 800 dead.
4 This mound forms one of a pair with PRN 1401. The mound is positioned close to the Parliamentarian line, as marked on the map of the battlefield attached to the OS card, and it appears likely that this was the burial mound for the Parliamentarian dead.
5 Plan showing Parliamentarian line.
6 No trace of the grave pit in 1999. Details of monuments to the battle and Capt Middleton (WA1349) are in the PSA Management Plan for CAD Kineton Memorials 1989 – presumably held by the MOD.

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