|The Two Battles of Adams Grave
Two battles are recorded as having been fought at Wodnesbeorh (Woden's barrow) probably the long barrow now called Adam's Grave (see SU 16 SW 24). The first battle in AD 592 ended in a defeat of Ceawlin, the second in AD 715 was fought between Ine and Ceolred
Details of AD 592 Battle on Pastscape
The site of the Battle of Woden's Barrow, which is also known as the Battle of Wodnesbeorh and the Battle of Adam's Grave, is located in Alton in Wiltshire. The battle was fought in 592 AD between the West Saxon Ceawlin and a British force. Ceawlin was defeated. Burne sites this battle-field as being at New Town, where the Ridgeway meets the modern Marlborough road. SU1163
Details of Battle AD 715 on Pastscape
This was probably fought near the long barrow called Woden's Barrow (SU 16 SW 24) at New Town where the Ridgeway meets the modern Marlborough Road. This battle was fought between Ine, King of Wessex and Ceolred, King of Mercia.
The site of the Battle of Woden's Barrow, which is also known as the Battle of Adam's Grave, the Battle of Alton Priors and the Battle of Wodnesbeorh, is located in Alton in Wiltshire. The battle was fought in 715 AD between King Ine of Wessex and King Ceolred of Mercia. The battle was fought on the same site as the earlier battle of 592 AD.
The National Grid Reference for the site of the battle is: SU1163
Posted by Chance
24th September 2012ce
Edited 16th August 2013ce