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Darnick, Skirmish Field

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    DARNICK
  • Canmore ID
    55734
  • Site type
    BATTLE SITE
  • Parish
    MELROSE
  • Council
    ROXBURGHSHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 533 346
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.602761N, 2.742745W
  • 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
    N/A

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Selkirkshire, Sheet VIII1858
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Roxburghshire, Sheet VII1859

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Selkirk, Sheet 008.071858
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Roxburgh, Sheet 007.041859