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Battle of Winwick (also known as Battle of Red Bank) 1648 Consultation

We are considering the addition of a new entry on the Register of Historic Battlefields for the Battle of Winwick, (also known as Battle of Red Bank) 1648. It was the final battle fought in England in the second Civil War.

The proposed area for registration includes:

  • the reputed royalist headquarters
  • the location of the initial engagement
  • the probable lines of the two forces along the northern and southern edge of the valleys of the Newton and St Oswald's brooks
  • the probable route of the parliamentarian cavalry during its flanking manoeuvre
  • the ground covered by the royalist forces during their flight towards St Oswald's Church where many of their casualties occurred

Western end of Hermitage Green Lane looking west, with Red Bank on the left
Western end of Hermitage Green Lane looking west, with Red Bank on the left © Historic England

A map showing the proposed boundary of the registered battlefield can be found in the Consultation Report below.

If you have any comments to make on the factual details outlined in the Consultation Report then please send them to Historic England by Friday 24 November 2017.

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