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Current location

Battlefield site
Bussex Rhyne
Westonzoyland
Sedgemoor
Somerset
TA7 0HG
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 35100 35700
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Rough-hewn stone with plaque attached mounted on two-stepped stone base. Inscribed rick stones resembling stone mushrooms sited at each corner of the base.
Inscription
ON MONUMENT: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO / DOING THE RIGHT AS THEY GAVE IT/ FELL IN THE BATTLE OF SEDGEMOOR/ 6TH JULY 1685/ AND LIE BURIED IN THIS FIELD/ OR WHO, FOR THEIR SHARE IN THE FIGHT/ SUFFERED DEATH, PUNISHMENT/ OR TRANSPORTATION./ PRO PATRIA ON RICK STONE 7:30 FACE: 1600 SEDGEMOOR 1685 ON RICK STONE 10:30 FACE: 1700 PLASSY (SIC) 1769 (SIC) QUEBEC ON RICK STONE 1:30 FACE: 1800 TRAFALGAR 1805 WATERLOO 1815 ON RICK STONE 4:30 FACE: 1900 THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918 SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 PLAQUE: ROBERT ABBOTT, WILLIAM CASS AND WILLIAM / CHURCHILL, MEN OF SOMERTON, JOINED THE DUKE / OF MONMOUTH TO FIGHT FOR "GOD AND LIBERTY" / IN JUNE 1685 AND DID NOT RETURN HOME. / THE ROYAL ARMY UNDER THE EARL OF FEVERSHAM / OCCUPIED SOMERTON FOR TWO DAYS IN JULY 1685 / JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE OF SEDGEMOOR. / AFTER MONMOUTH'S DEFEAT SEVEN OF HIS / FOLLOWERS WERE CONDEMNED TO BE HANGED NEAR / HERE IN THE TOWN.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Monmouth Rebellion (1685)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 550MM, width 370MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1800MM, width 1800MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: height 1240MM, width 730MM
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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