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Battle Of Wodens Barrow AD 715

Hob Uid: 1107836
Location :
Wiltshire
Wiltshire
Alton
Grid Ref : SU1100063000
Summary : The site of the Battle of Woden's Barrow, which is also known as the Battle of Adam's Grave, the Battle of Alton Priors and the Battle of Wodnesbeorh, is located in Alton in Wiltshire. The battle was fought in 715 AD between King Ine of Wessex and King Ceolred of Mercia. The battle was fought on the same site as the earlier battle of 592 AD.
More information : This was probably fought near the long barrow called Woden's Barrow (SU 16 SW 24) at New Town where the Ridgeway meets the modern Marlborough Road. This battle was fought between Ine, King of Wessex and Ceolred, King of Mercia. (1-2)

The site of the Battle of Woden’s Barrow, which is also known as the Battle of Adam’s Grave, the Battle of Alton Priors and the Battle of Wodnesbeorh, is located in Alton in Wiltshire. The battle was fought in 715 AD between King Ine of Wessex and King Ceolred of Mercia. The battle was fought on the same site as the earlier battle of 592 AD. (3)

The National Grid Reference for the site of the battle is: SU1163 (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Whitelock D 1961 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 26
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Source : The Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine
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Vol(s) : 53, 1949-50
Source Number : 3
Source : English Battlefields: 500 Battlefields that Shaped English History
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : 1:1250, 2008
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : Battle fought 715 AD
Monument End Date : 715
Monument Start Date : 715
Monument Type : Battlefield
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 16 SW 99
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : NHPP BATTLEFIELDS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2012-12-31