- HER number: MEL8443
- Site Name: Pathhead
- Grid Reference: 338999 663999
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- Monument Type:
- Summary: Possible site of battle
- Description: NT36SE 13 c. 39. 64.
'It is probable that some considerable battle had been fought in this parish, from the great number of bones dug up when Pathhead (NT 3964) was building. In the lower ground several chevaux de frise (sic: caltrops is intended) have been found which were used for wounding horses' feet. They are in the form of rings, 6" in diameter, and armed all round with sharp spikes, turned up in a circular manner.'
NMRS REPORT DATE: 21/02/2000
- For more information contact: MidLothian Council HER
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- Bibliographic reference: OSA. 1791-9. The statistical account of Scotland, drawn up from the communications of the ministers of the different parishes. Vol.14, 436.