Donation to historic community event

Historic donation


A Yorkshire housebuilder has donated £15,000 to support the commemoration of an important historic event – The Battle of Boroughbridge.

The battle, which took place in the picturesque North Yorkshire village happened over 700 years ago and a remembrance event was held in the village on 12th March, the closest weekend to the battle date of 16th March 1322.

“We are delighted to support the people of Boroughbridge, and the Battlefields Trust, in preserving this important piece of history for generations to come;” said Debbie Whittingham, Sales Director, Miller Homes Yorkshire. “Once the plaques and the trail have been finalised, it will be a wonderful way for walkers, residents, and visitors to understand a little more about those historic events that lasted for only three days, 700 years ago.”

Miller Homes has made the donation as part of its Section 106 agreement which is agreed with the local council and forms part of the planning permission for the development.

Louise Whittaker, of the Battlefields Trust, commented; “This generous donation by Miller Homes has enabled us to finally place in history this significant battle that is such an important part of Boroughbridge’s past. It was a pleasure to welcome Jo, from the development at Milby Grange, and we shall look forward to welcoming more Miller Homes representatives later in the year when the plaques are unveiled.”

The Battle of Boroughbridge took place on land adjacent to the River Ure and saw the total defeat of rebel forces under the Earl of Lancaster. The commemorative plaques will be placed around the village and share facts about the battle.

Miller Homes currently has developments across the region and a range of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom homes are available. Further information can be found by visiting

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