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Old November 5th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #41

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The remains of Sandal Castle are hard by and it has mention of the battle of Wakefield, on the display boards, and the Castle itself (well what is left of it) are well worth visiting, I have been a couple of times, and it is always quite popular.

I see there is a new visitor centre, which just shows how long it is since I visited.

www.wakefield.gov.uk: Visitor information

There is an offical website but it appears to not respond at present.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #42

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The remains of Sandal Castle are hard by and it has mention of the battle of Wakefield, on the display boards, and the Castle itself (well what is left of it) are well worth visiting, I have been a couple of times, and it is always quite popular.

I see there is a new visitor centre, which just shows how long it is since I visited.

www.wakefield.gov.uk: Visitor information

There is an offical website but it appears to not respond at present.
Next time I am near that way I will go down there and visit that place. Thank you for replying.
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The battle at wakefield should really be called "The battle of Cock and Bottle lane".
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The battle at wakefield should really be called "The battle of Cock and Bottle lane".
I have tried to look it up on google but I could not find it. Can you explain why it was called the 'battle of Cock and Bottle lane'
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I have tried to look it up on google but I could not find it. Can you explain why it was called the 'battle of Cock and Bottle lane'
Because that is where Richard Plantagenet met his end, it is on the road from london to Wakefield. The main action of the battle was fought here and its just north of Sandleford Magna. It was subsequently named Manygates Lane. As Richards forces were gradually losing the fight, his troops were moving to a Westward position, toward a treeline and called three Elms. It was here that he was killed.
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