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


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