Darnick, Skirmish Field
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- Alternative name(s)
- Canmore ID
- Site type
NT 533 346
- Latitude, longitude
- Archeological notes
NT53SW 27 533 346. Skirmish Hill (Name: NT 5330 3465 on O S 25" 1859) derives its name from an engagement which took place here on the 18th July 1526, by the Scotts, Kerrs and Elliots, endeavouring to intercept King James V, then under the guardianship of the Douglasses. Name Book 1859; A Milne 1743 A battle between the Earl of Angus and Scott of Buccleuch took place on 25th July 1526; Buccleuch was compelled to retire. The conflict is said to have taken place on Skirmish Hill, near Darnick, and several places in the neighbourhood including Charge Law and Turn-again are said to be named from it. The struggle was to gain possession of James V. G Douglas 1899 Charge Law Plantation is at NT 54 330. No further information. Visited by OS (WDJ) 10 February 1961 ....
- Architectural notes
1st edition 6-inch maps
|Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Selkirkshire, Sheet VIII||1858|
|Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Roxburghshire, Sheet VII||1859|
1st edition 25-inch maps
|Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Selkirk, Sheet 008.07||1858|
|Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Roxburgh, Sheet 007.04||1859|