Blue Plaque to Oliver Cromwell, Church Street, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 52° 03.847 W 002° 13.067
30U E 553622 N 5768458
Quick Description: The arrival of Oliver Cromwell in Upton after the Battle of Upton is comemmorated here.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/8/2012 6:13:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMDF9K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
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Long Description:
The Pepper Pot, the remnant of the former town church, is the site of the Battle of Upton in 1651 between the Royalists and the Roundheads. It was the preliminary to the last battle of the civil war, at Worcester, and Oliver Cromwell's victory over Charles II.

The stone bridge of 1605 was the only one over the Severn between Worcester and Gloucester. In 1643 Prince Maurice had galloped across with his troop to beat Sir William Waller at Ripple Field, and on August 29th, 1651 Upton was the scene of the bravest action of the Civil War in Worcestershire.

A Royalist brigade under Major General Massey had been quartered in Judge Lechmere's house, "Severn End", at Hanley Castle, to protect the river crossing. The bridge was partly broken down and a division of Parliamentary troops under Colonel Lambert was on the other, east, side. Eighteen roundhead soldiers stole across the bridge after dark and rushed into the church, which they held until reinforcements came over by bridge and ford. In all some 12,000 men came over and after a few days they had advanced to fight King Charles II and his Scots at Worcester on September 3rd. It was the last battle of the Civil War; Cromwell called it his "crowning mercy".

The Pepperpot is now a heritage centre for visitors and the plaque can be found on the wall of a brick-built shed next to No.22 Church Street, not far from the Tudor House, a small museum with local artifacts n show.
Blue Plaque managing agency: Upton-upon-Severn Civic Society.

Individual Recognized: Oliver Cromwell

Physical Address:
22 Church Street
Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire UK
WR8 0HT


Web Address: Not listed

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