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image for Battlefield item typeBattle of Blore Heath (1459) at Blore Heath Battlefield



John Hegarty

01630 653912


Blore Heath,
Market Drayton,


In September 1459 the armies of the House of Lancaster and the House of York met on a damp Sunday morning at Blore Heath and fought the battle which would begin the English Wars of the Roses. A stone cross still stands on Blore Heath to thi

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Audley's cross is situated on private farmland. You will be able to see it from the walk and the viewpoint. If you would like to go and visit the cross itself, then this will need to be arranged with the landowner. Please contact us for details.



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Map reference: SJ 710351  Lat: 52.91258 Long: -2.43248

2 miles east of Market Drayton, North Shropshire on A53.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
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