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Canmore ID 35543
Site Number NO64SW 15
NGR NO 643 413
Council ANGUS
Former Region TAYSIDE
Former District ANGUS
Former County ANGUS
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc NO c. 643 413

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Archaeological Notes

NO64SW 15 c. 643 413

The graves of the dead of this battle 'have been from time to time found below the surface of the ground on both sides of the Brothock. The skulls and other bones which were recently disinterred in the course of excavations made at Orchard Street (NO 639 412) were probably the mutilated remains of some of these combatants'.
D Miller 1860

(Area NO 643 413) A battle took place in front of the great gate of the Abbey on 29 January 1446 between the Ogilvys and the Lindsays over an appointment to the office of Bailie of the Regalitie. 'It was calculated that 500 of the Ogilvys perished and at least a hundred of the Lindsays. The bodies of the gentlefolk were interred with great solemnity in the Abbey Church: the humbler people were buried in the cemetry without'.
S Cruden 1954

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Books and References

Mackie and Cruden, R L and S (1954) Arbroath Abbey, Angus, Edinburgh
Page(s): 11-12 Held at RCAHMS D.13.13.ARB.P

Miller, D (1860) Arbroath and its Abbey or the early history of the town and abbey of Aberbrothock including notices of ecclesiastical and other antiquities in the surrounding district, Edinburgh
Page(s): 87 Held at RCAHMS D.13.13.ARB.R

Milne, J C (1942) Aberbrothock and Scottish history, Stirling
Page(s): 42

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