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Willoughby on the Wolds

Church Lane, Willoughby On The Wolds, Loughborough, LE12 6SS

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Willoughby on the Wolds is a small village in Nottinghamshire, England, on the border with Leicestershire.

The last major Civil War skirmish in Nottinghamshire took place on 5th July 1648 in this picturesque village. Sir Philip Monckton led some eight hundred Royalists from Yorkshire, including Gilbert Byron of Strelley and Michael Stanhope of Shelford, plundering and pillaging as they made their way south. Colonel Edward Rossiter and his Roundheads were soon in hot pursuit and the inevitable clash took place at Willoughby in a field to the north west of the church.

Visitors to the church can see the brass plate in the floor marking the burial place of Michael Stanhope, a soldier for King Charles I, who was killed in Willoughby field at the age of 24.

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