Saturday, 21 November 2015

The Battles of Edgehill and Cropredy Bridge

Took some time away to do abit of walking ,always find it better in the winter there are less people in the way . We visited the battle fields  of Edgehill and Cropredy Bridge two ECW sites fairly close together .Edgehill is partly on MOD land but is visible from the top of Edgehill and as a bonus St Peters Church in Radway has a fantastic but small permanent exhibition to the battle which include the original effigy of Captain Kingsmill ,a local who died in the battle . There is great site about Radway with maps routes for walks and lots of links about the battle its well worth a look

There is very little to see at Cropredy other than the bridge and information panel but I always like to stand where the action took place and pay my respects to the fallen .

Below are some of the pictures I took on the day .
The exhibition inside St Peters

Captain Kingsmill

The inscription from Kingsmill's mother 

on the walk to the top of Edgehill a monumnet to Waterloo

The Castle at Radway now apub ,a folly  built on the site where King Charles raised his Standard 

The view from the Castle 

The information panal at the Castle 

Same view form slightly lower down the hill

The same view when you leave the woods 

Cropredy bridge 

The information panel at the west end of the Bridge 

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