Battle Of Dunbar Memorial Stone
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- HER number: MEL1551
- HER number: MEL10020
- Site Name: Battle Of Dunbar Memorial Stone
- Grid Reference: 369868 676854
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- Summary: Memorial stone commemorating the Battle of Dunbar II, 1650
- Description: (1) In 1650, Scottish Covenanters had sided with Charles ll against Oliver Cromwell. After being defeated at Leith, Cromwell retreated to Dunbar, where they were attacked by the Scottish army under the leadership of David Leslie. The Scots were defeated.
The monument lies two miles south of Dunbar on the A1087. It is within sight of the A1. The inscription reads: "3rd September 1650. Here took place the brunt or essential agony of the Battle of Dunbar. Thomas Carlyle."
See attached photograph.
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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