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Mortimers Cross, Herefordshire

Historical Description

Mortimers Cross, a township in Aymestrey parish, Herefordshire, on the river Lugg, 5¼ miles NW of Leominster. A severe battle, decisive in favour of the Yorkists, was fought here in Feb., 1461, between the Yorkists under Edward Mortimer, Earl of March, afterwards Edward IV., and the Lancastrians under the Earl of Pembroke, and is commemorated by a pillar erected in 1799.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHerefordshire 
Civil parishAymestrey 
Poor Law unionLeominster 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Herefordshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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