The battle of Marston Moor took place between the villages of Long Marston andf Tockwith on 2nd July 1644.
One dramatically attested event of the battle was the stand of the Earl of Manchester's 'Whitecoats' who, despite the collapse of the lines of their Royalist army held out against the Parliamentarian attack 'to the last man'
The recorded story is that the fallen were buried in a mass grave in the aptly named White Syke Close.
Photomosaic shots reveal disturbances at the site, but the ground mapping projections reveal the entire field dropping into the center in a style typical of a sunken pit.
Whether this is evidence of the reputed mass grave or simply geological waits further investigation