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Sir Nicholas Slanning’s Regiment of Foot

ConflictsFirst Civil War
ColonelSir Nicholas Slanning
Sir Thomas Basset
Area RaisedCornwall
Coat ColourBlue
Flag ColourUnknown
Flag DesignUnknown
Field ArmiesHopton 1642-4

Later Sir Thomas Bassett's Regiment of Foot

Royalist Cornish Regiment of Foot serving with Hopton’s army on his famous 1643 campaign

Service History


  • November: Siege of Plymouth
  • December: Siege of Exeter


  • 19th January: Battle of Braddock Down
  • January to February: Blockade of Plymouth
  • January: Skirmish at Kingsbidge
  • February: Skirmish at Chagford and Okehampton
  • 21st February: Battle of Modbury - 100 men killed. 150 taken prisoner
  • 23rd April: Battle of Beacon Hill
  • 25th April: Battle of Sourton Down
  • May: Skirmish at Week St Mary
  • 16th May: Battle of Stratton - Centre, 600 men app
  • 5th July: Battle of Lansdowne
  • 8th - 13th July: Siege of Devizes
  • 13th July: Battle of Roundway Down
  • 26th July: Storm of Bristol - Slanning's Brigade, Slanning mortally wounded
  • September: Siege of Exeter


  • August: Battle of Lostwithiel
  • October: Second Battle of Newbury?


  • February: Surrender of Launceston?


Known as “The Tinners”

Sir Nicholas died “a few days” after being wounded at Bristol


Notable Officers

Sir Nicholas Slanning

Sir Thomas Bassett

Fought throughout the First Civil War in the west country and led a brigade of Hopton's infantry at the storm of Bristol. He was knighted in July 1644 at Crediton.

Officer List

  • Colonel Sir Nicholas Slanning
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Berkeley
  • Sergeant-Major Mannington
  • Captain Weeks
  • Captain Cook
  • Captain Foster
  • Captain Rich
  • Captain Smallacombe
  • Captain Row
  • Captain Piper
  • Captain Poulsen


See Also

Slanning's Regiment are re-enacted by Sir Nicholas Slanning's Regiment of Foote of the Sealed Knot.