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Monument About 2 Metres North of the Monument Inn

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingsland, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2531 / 52°15'11"N

Longitude: -2.8271 / 2°49'37"W

OS Eastings: 343635

OS Northings: 261981

OS Grid: SO436619

Mapcode National: GBR FF.03D0

Mapcode Global: VH775.YM9M

Entry Name: Monument About 2 Metres North of the Monument Inn

Listing Date: 11 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081827

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150047

Location: Kingsland, County of Herefordshire, HR6

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Kingsland

Built-Up Area: Kingsland

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Kingsland

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 46 SW KINGSLAND CP A 4110 (east side)

5/26 Monument about 2 metres
north of the Monument Inn

- II

Monument. Built 1799. Painted ashlar. Pedestal on moulded plinth with
moulded cornice and shallow hipped top. Inscribed: "This pedestal is
erected to perpetuate the Memory/ of an obstinate, bloody, and decisive
battle fought near/ this Spot in the Civil Wars between the ambitious Houses/
of York and Lancaster, on the 2nd Day of February 1461/ between the Forces of
Edward Mortimer Earl of/ March, (afterwards Edward the Fourth) on the Side of/
York and those of Henry the Sixth, on the Side of/ Lancaster./ The King's
Troops were commanded by Jasper Earl/ of Pembroke, Edward commanded his own
in Person and/ was victorious. The Slaughter was great on both sides/ Four
Thousand being left dead on the Field and many/ Welsh Persons of the first
distinction were taken Prisoners/ among whom was Owen Tudor (Great-Grandfather
to/ Henry the Eighth and a Descendant of the illustrious/ Cadwallader) who was
afterwards beheaded at Hereford./ This was the decisive Battle which fixed
Edward the/ Fourth on the Throne of England who was proclaimed King in London
on the Fifth of March following". Inscribed on plinth: "Erected by Subscription/
in the Year 1799". (BoE, p 206).


Listing NGR: SO4363561981

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