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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Hinckley And Bosworth
Town
Sutton Cheney Nr Market Bosworth
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
Wars of the Roses (1455-1487)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58484
Current location

Nuneaton
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre and Country Park
Sutton Cheney Nr Market Bosworth
Hinckley And Bosworth
Leicestershire
CV13 0AD
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 40325 00054
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Private Land
    Shenton
    Hinckley And Bosworth
    Leicestershire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rough hewn Stone of Remembrance with plaque attached to front face. An additional plaque is mounted at ground level at front.
Inscription
Plaque mounted on stone: RICHARD, THE LAST/ PLANTAGENET KING OF/ ENGLAND WAS SLAIN HERE/ 22ND AUGUST 1485 Plaque at foot of stone: KING RICHARD'S STONE/ THIS STONE WAS ORIGINALLY ERECTED NEAR SHENTON IN 1974, AS THIS WAS THOUGHT/ TO BE THE SITE OF SANDEFORD, WHERE RICHARD III IS SAID TO HAVE DIED DURING/ THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH ON 22ND AUGUST 1485./ IN 2009, AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF CAREFUL STUDY AND EXTENSIVE FIELDWORK, THE/ TRUE SITE OF THE BATTLE WAS DISCOVERED IN THE AREA AROUND MILL LANE AND/ THE FENN LANE ROMAN ROAD. THE LIKELY SITE OF SANDEFORD, CLOSE TO A PROVEN/ MEDIEVAL MARSH AND THE FINDSPOT OF THE BOSWORTH BOAR BADGE IS ON PRIVATE/ LAN 2.5KM TO THE SOUTH WEST OF AMBION HILL./ THE STONE HAS BEEN MOVED HERE TO ALLOW BETTER AND SAFER PUBLIC ACCESS/ TO IT AND TO ALLOW THE FIELD AT SHENTON TO BE RETURNED TO AGRICULTURAL USE.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Wars of the Roses (1455-1487)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, rank, place od death, day of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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