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Powick Bridge

Battle Name : Powick Bridge

Date(s) : 23 September 1642

Part of : The Civil Wars of the Three Kingdoms , The 1st English Civil War ,

Outcome : A victory for Royalist Forces over Parliamentarian Forces

Type of battle : Land


A small action, but important as the first serious clash between the forces of Charles I and those of the Earl of Essex. Prince Rupert in command of 1000 horse ambushed and routed a similar contingent under Colonel John Brown.


Powick Bridge, over the River Teme 1.5 miles south of Worcester. (England)