On a minor road between the A59 and the B1224, a major battle of the civil war was fought on the 2nd July 1644. In 1968 some tourist were lost on the road when they came across a group of men dressed as 17th century soldiers. They thought that they were people in fancy dress, although the men looked worn out. They later discovered that they had been on the road through the battle site. There have also been other similar sightings in 1932 and 1973. A59 is haunted by Royalists. The Old Hall at Long Marston is also haunted in relation to the battle, Cromwell used it as a base and is now said to haunt here.