Site of Poss Civil War Cemetery at South Fields Farm

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a cemetery dating to the Post Medieval period. This may be the burial place casualties from the Royalist side in the Civil War battle of Southam in 1642. The site was discovered in 1815 and is situated 800m south east of Bascote.

Notes about this historic site

1 Ten Royalist burials (c. 1642) still wearing tattered clothes were discovered by labourers digging for stone during 1815. This would be during construction of a farm after the Enclosures. The stone pits lie to the S of the present farm. These could have been casualties of the Battle of Southam, 1642, which was one of the first conflicts of the Civil War. 40 Royalist soldiers were killed in this conflict.

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