At Edgehill the nature of the struggle between King and Parliament changed. This battle was a direct physical threat not only to the reigning monarch but to the Crown itself.
For a clear understanding where the battlefield images represent you can use the 'Photographs & Public Paths' layer on the main home page and click upon the camera icons.
The northern region of the battlefield saw the scattering of Parliament's left-wing cavalry and the Parliamentarian right-wing cavalry as they fled and headed back towards Kineton, their camp at Little Kinenton and beyond. The old open Kineton and Little Kineton fields are once again surprisingly largely unenclosed allowing wide views of the terrain. New research now relocates the battle within the landscape and now provides this region - with its decent public access - with much greater interest to the battlefield walker.
The central region of the battlefield - where the infantry of both armies met - is now largely occupied by a MOD camp and it's private land which surrounds it.
Modern research has relocated the Royalist deployment positions from much of this region of the battlefield, but new views of their starting positions are provided along Langdon Lane and along the Banbury road. Across
fair meadows through this area, fleeing soldiers were pursued and physical buildings became entwined with events of the day.
The Edgehill escarpment is inextricably linked with the Battle of Edgehill.