Thumbnails of Mortimer's Cross Battle Site

The battle took place on February 2nd 1461 and was a Yorkist victory for Edward Earl of March, soon to become King Edward IV.

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Monument to the battle of Mortimerís Cross, outside the Monument Inn at Kingsland

Blue Mantle Cottage, named after Edwardís herald. Edward, Earl of March, drew up his army for battle facing south just beyond the site of the cottage, according to Geoffrey Hodges in his book Ludford Bridge and Mortimerís Cross

The cottage stands at the junction of the Roman Road called Hereford Lane and the A4110 to Aymestrey and Kingsland
 

Sheep in field in front of ridge where Yorkist archers may have hidden, and where Yorkist army lined up, according to Geoffrey Hodges in his book Ludford Bridge and Mortimerís Cross

Shows more of the ridge

Another view of the field where the Yorkist army lined up, just south of Blue Mantle Cottage

View north along Roman road from Lancastrian position to Yorkist army - Blue Mantle Cottage in distance

Mortimerís Cross Inn, standing at the crossroads of the A4110 and the B4362

Glass in doors of pub commemorating the battle

Shield on wall of pub

Mace on wall of pub

Mortimerís Cross Water Mill, owned by English Heritage. Contains small display about the battle. Open on Thursdays from 10 - 5 pm

The Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Alkmund at Aymestrey, close to the battlefield

Some of the tiles in the church

Aymestrey Church, close to the battlefield

Tomb to Sir John Lingen and his wife in Aymestrey Church

Tomb to Sir John Lingen and his wife in Aymestrey Church

Plaque giving details of tomb. The brass effigy of the Lingens has disappeared
 

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Page last updated on June 25 2003