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Letter: Where Was the Cornish Rebellion Battle in Guildford?

Published on: 22 May, 2022
Updated on: 24 May, 2022

The memorial stone, erected by GBC, on The Mount.

From: Aubrey Leahy

At 78 I am still learning new things about Guildford, especially some that we did not learn in school.

Apparently, on June 14, 1497, there was a battle between Cornish and English troops at “Gill Down” near Guildford.

Does anyone know where that is or was?

Editor’s response: This subject was included in our article, “Call For Guildford To Proclaim Itself As The Cradle Of English Democracy”. Within the article is a picture (copied here) of a memorial stone that has been erected on The Mount. See also: Wikipedia on the Cornish Rebellion.

David Rose adds: And on Tuesday, June 14 the action at Guildown in 1497 will be commemorated from 6pm by Chris Gravestock from the Battlefields Trust . A wreath laying and talk about the action by Chris will take place by the memorial on The Mount. It’s at the top of the Mount near the copse. All welcome.

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