Battle Of Roslin
- HER number: MEL8099
- Site Name: Battle Of Roslin
- Grid Reference: 327499 664110
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- Summary: Site of Battle of Roslin, AD 1303
- Description: NT26SE 1 2750 6411.
(Name: NT 2750 6411) Site of Battle of Roslin (NR) AD 1303
OS 6" map (1957)
An English army, led by Sir John Segrave, Edward I's lieutenant in Scotland, had reached Roslin with a strong force of knights in three brigades when on 24th February 1303 they were caught and routed by a surprise attack made by a large party of mounted Scots led by John Comyn and Simon Fraser. Several place-names commemorate the battle, e.g. Shinbanes Field (NT 270 641), where many bones were afterwards found, 'The Hewan' where the onslaught of the enemy was most dreadful, from the precipitous nature of the ground, and Killburne (NT 273 640), a small brook said to have been discoloured with blood for three days. Tradition states that Mound Marl, a farm (Mountmarle: NT 279 639) was included in the scene of the battle.
NSA 1845; G W S Barrow 1965.
NMRS REPORT DATE: 24/10/2001
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- Bibliographic reference: Barrow, G W S. 1965. Robert Bruce and the community of the realm of Scotland. 178.
- Bibliographic reference: NSA. 1845. The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy. Vol.1 (Edinburgh), 340?