United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

BATTLE OF MORTIMERS CROSS

Our Ref: 33061

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Address

MORTIMERS CROSS MILL
MORTIMERS CROSS
HEREFORD AND WORCESTER
England
 
Type:Stone of Remembrance
OS Map Ref:SO 427 637

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
KINGSLAND
HEREFORD AND WORCESTER
England
1974MEMORIAL ORIGINALLY ON THE BATTLEFIELD. WENT TO A MASONS AND THEN SOLD. EVENTUALLY SALVAGED AND INSTALLED AT THE BATTLE CENTRE IN THE TOWN MILL

Inscription

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 THOUAND 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 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

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
STONE OF REMEMBRANCEStone   Good

Physical Description

Stone of Remembrance.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarWars of the Roses (1455-1487)
Total names on memorial:1
Served & Returned0
Died1
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, rank, year died, forename, manner of death, additional
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:1799
RolePerformed By
Dedicated UNKNOWN

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type: Public
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

Not known

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

ALSO IN THE FILE IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF "THE CLUMP", A SMALL MOUND AND COPSE ON THE BATTLEFIELD, REPUTED TO BE THE BURIAL PLACE OF THOSE KILLED IN THE BATTLE

Comments: 
Photographs:4
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Press Cuttings:1