Information for record number MWA6289:
Civil War Burial Place at Graveground Coppice, Kineton.

Summary The site of a mound, supposedly under which 500 or more dead soldiers from the Battle of Edge Hill were buried in the Post Medieval period. The site is located at Graveground Coppice.
What Is It?  
Type: Cemetery, Mound, Burial
Period: Post-medieval (1540 AD - 1750 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Kineton
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 35 49
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 At the foot of Edge Hill the first battle of the Civil War was fought in 1642 and a mound on the hillside still marks the common grave of the 500 dead.
2 graveground Coppice marks the approximate site of one of the two main grave-pits, the precise spot is 30m E of the Coppice and 110m from the road.
3 A wychelm marks the site of the graves of 800 dead.
4 This mound forms one of a pair with PRN 1401. The mound is positioned close to the Parliamentarian line, as marked on the map of the battlefield attached to the OS card, and it appears likely that this was the burial mound for the Parliamentarian dead.
5 Plan showing Parliamentarian line.
6 No trace of the grave pit in 1999. Details of monuments to the battle and Capt Middleton (WA1349) are in the PSA Management Plan for CAD Kineton Memorials 1989 - presumably held by the MOD.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 5, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Salzman L F (ed)
Date: 1965
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 5
Source No: 6
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: MOD Sites and Monuments, Kineton
Author/originator: Woodhams, M G
Date: 1999
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Map
Title: 44NE
Author/originator: JMM
Page Number: 44NE
Volume/Sheet: Annotated Map
Source No: 5
Source Type: Plan
Title: Battlefields Register
Author/originator: EH
Date: 1995
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Edgehill 1642
Source No: 2
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 34NE2
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1969
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 34NE2
Source No: 4
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: R.C. Hingley personal comments
Author/originator: R C Hingley
Page Number:
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source OS Card Ordnance Survey Record Card. Before the 1970s the Ordnance Survey (OS) were responsible for recording archaeological monuments during mapping exercises. This helped the Ordnance Survey to decide which monuments to publish on maps. During these exercises the details of the monuments were written down on record cards. Copies of some of the cards are kept at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. The responsibility for recording archaeological monuments later passed to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments. back
source PSA Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries. The Society of Antiquaries was founded in 1707 and received a Royal Charter in 1751. The aim of the society was to encourage the study of the antiquities and history of Britain and the rest of the world. The Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries is a journal that is published anually. back
period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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period Post Medieval About 1540 AD to 1750 AD (the 16th century AD to the 18th century AD)

The Post Medieval period comes after the medieval period and before the Imperial period.

This period covers the second half of the reign of the Tudors (1485 – 1603), the reign of the Stuarts (1603 – 1702) and the beginning of the reign of the Hannoverians (1714 – 1836).
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monument CIVIL * This is the top term for the class. See CIVIL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument BATTLEFIELD * The field or area of ground on which a battle or skirmish was fought. back
monument GRAVE * A place of burial. Use more specific type where known. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument PIT * A hole or cavity in the ground, either natural or the result of excavation. Use more specific type where known. back
monument CEMETERY * An area of ground, set apart for the burial of the dead. back
monument BURIAL * An interment of human or animal remains. Use specific type where known. If component use with wider site type. Use FUNERARY SITE for optimum retrieval in searches. back
monument COPPICE * A managed small wood or thicket of underwood grown to be periodically cut to encourage new growth providing smaller timber. back
monument MOUND * A natural or artificial elevation of earth or stones, such as the earth heaped upon a grave. Use more specific type where known. back

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