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Battle Name : Cheriton

Date(s) : 29 March 1644

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

Outcome : A victory for Parliamentarian Forces over Royalist Forces

Type of battle : Land


Sir Ralph Hopton brought William Waller to battle, hoping to make it decisive.

Early succeses by the Royalist foot were overshadowed by chaotic and piecemeal cavalry action, badly coordinated by the Earl of Forth, drawing the whole Royalist effort further into the 'arena' formed by the ridges. Waller was able to out-flank Hopton and the Royalists fell back to Basing House.


In and around a horsse-shoe ridge between Alresford, Hinton Ampner and Cheriton, near Winchester, England.