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Oliver Cromwell Slept Here After the Battle of Naseby

On June 21st, 1645, Oliver Cromwell, stayed one night in Lillington, probably at the house by the church now known as Lillington Manor, as second-in-command to Sir Thomas Fairfax, commander of the parliamentary army returning to the West Country, having won a decisive victory at Naseby in Northamptonshire the week before.

Follow the links below, for other stories of people with Lillington connections.
Edward Duggins Watchmaker

Edward Duggins, watchmaker and Parish clerk, lived at 96, Cubbington Road.

Fred Hands Blacksmith shod April the Fifth

Fred Hands was blacksmith to the McGregors, and shod Sydney McGregor's famous 1932 Derby winner.

John Tew Gardener, Beekeeper and Fishmonger

John Tew, a native of Northamptonshire, married a Devon woman at Offchurch, and brought up six children at 94, Cubbington Road.

Cecilia Betham Champion Archer of Ireland

Cecilia Betham was women's champion archer of Ireland in 1864, and later lived in Lillington Road as Mrs John Corbett.

Glebe View The story of a Lillington Villa

Glebe View once stood at the corner of Warren Close and Lillington Road. Read the story of a villa and the people who lived there.