Post Medieval cemetery

Description of this historic site

A mound at the foot of Edge Hill, just outside Radway, is reputed to be a cemetery where dead soldiers from the Battle of Edge Hill were buried in the 17th century. The mound survives as an earthwork.

Notes about this historic site

1 At the foot of Edge Hill the first battle of the Civil War was fought in 1642 (PRN 1198) and a mound on the hillside still marks the common grave of some 500 dead.
2 A large mound in the field on the Radway side of a small wood called ‘The Holt’ is believed to mark the grave of the majority of the slain.
3 The mound is said to have been in the field SE of The Holt and has now been ploughed out.
4 This mound forms one of a pair with PRN 6289. The mound is positioned close to the Royalist 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 Royalist dead.
5 Map.

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