St Mary’s Church, Hardwick on Flickr.
On the 1 November 1642 during the English Civil War, Royalist forces, under the command of Prince Rupert, engaged Aylesbury’s Parliamentarian garrison at Holman’s Bridge a few miles to the north of Aylesbury town (in Buckinghamshire). The Parliamentarian forces were victorious, despite being heavily outnumbered.
In 1818 remains were discovered near to Holman’s Bridge, outside Aylesbury, which were believed to belong to the fatalities from the battle. They were buried in a common grave in St Mary’s churchyard in Hardwick.