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Battle Bridge (Edlingham)

Near Battle Bridge is the probable site of an early medieval battle. By tradition it is said to have been fought in AD875 between the Saxons of Whittingham Vale and Danes who had come from the coast, with the Saxons being defeated.

Reference number:N4456
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Edlingham

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