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Amisfield Park, Military Camp
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- HER number: MEL10002
- Site Name: Amisfield Park, Military Camp
- Grid Reference: 352949 674138
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- Summary: Site of military camps in 1745, Napoleonic Wars, WWI and WWII
- Description: (1) Amisfield was requisitioned as a military training camp for the Lothian and Borders Horse Regiment throughout WWI. The house provided accommodation for the officers, and wooden huts were put up in the park for the soldiers. There were parade grounds on the bank of the Tyne.
During WWII Amisfield Park was used for a military camp housing the Sherwood Foresters, and then from 1942-43 the Polish 10th Mounted Rifles.
Amisfield was also used as a military camp during the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 (Francis Wemyss Charteris was a Jacobite supporter) and the Napoleonic Wars.
See MEL4769 for WWII POW camp.
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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