NZ1665 : Monument commemorating the Battle of Newburn Ford

near to Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Monument commemorating the Battle of Newburn Ford
Monument commemorating the Battle of Newburn Ford
In 1640 the tidal River Tyne could be forded at three points near Newburn. The Battle of Newburn Ford was a religion inspired battle prior to the English Civil War in 1640. At the battle, a Scottish Covenanters army of 20,000 men defeated a much smaller English force attempting to defend the fords, then went on to capture Newcastle. During the battle, the Scots used the height of the church tower to mount a cannon NZ1665 : Church of St. Michael & All Angels, Newburn
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The geography of the area at the time is discussed in the English Heritage Battlefield Report of 1995 LinkExternal link
My photo is identical to NZ1565 : Site of battle of Newburn Ford which is in the neighbouring grid square to the west (and only seen by me later). The monument is very close to the dividing grid line.
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1600 6543 [10m precision]
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