Battle of Adwalton Moor, Drighlington - Bradford / Kirklees / Leeds

The 1643 battle during the English Civil War on moorland outside Bradford in which some 14,000 men fought, gave control of the north of England to the Royalists. The battlefield faces various development pressures. Historic England is advising Local Planning Authorities on managing these issues through their respective Local Plans.

Battle of Adwalton Moor, Drighlington - Bradford / Kirklees / Leeds
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Battle Of Adwalton Moor 1643
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Battlefield
    List Entry Number:
    1000000
    Local Planning Authority:
    Bradford
    Site Type:
    Battlefield

Location

    County:
    West Yorkshire
    District / Borough:
    Bradford / Kirklees / Leeds
    Parish:
    Drighlington
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Morley and Outwood
    Region:
    North East and Yorkshire

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Battlefield
    Condition:
    Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Stable
    Priority:
    D - Action/strategy agreed but not yet implemented (where trend is stable or improving)
    Previous Priority:
    D
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Registered Battlefield, LB grade II