Registered battlefields

There are 47 important English battlefields in Historic England's register of historic battlefields.

The register exists to give sites protection through the planning system, as well as promoting a better understanding of their significance. Registered sites are not always open to the public, and, other than via public rights of way, access depends on local arrangements with owners.

To merit registration, battlefields must be of national significance, their sites securely established and still recognisable today.

Nottinghamshire’s battlefield

We have one registered battlefield in the Nottinghamshire district. The Battle of Stoke Field, 1487, is the last Battle of the War of the Roses. The battlefield is close to Newark.

Find out more about the Battle of Stoke Field on the UK Battlefields Resource Centre website, which includes maps, images, air photos, walking and driving tours, resources for teachers and more.

You can also download a self-guided walking tour around the Stoke Field battlefield site and watch actors talking tales of the battle on the Nottinghamshire County Council website.