Glenfruin

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Alternative Names Auchengaich; Glen Fruin; Battle Of Glen Fruin
Site Type BATTLE SITE
Canmore ID 41400
Site Number NS28NE 1
NGR NS 2760 8940
Council ARGYLL AND BUTE
Parish RHU
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District DUMBARTON
Former County DUNBARTONSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NS28NE 1 2760 8940

See also NS28NE 11.

(Name NS 2760 8940) Site of a Conflict between the Macgregors and Colquhouns AD 1603 (NAT)
OS 6" map (1923)

The Battle of Glenfruin was fought on the 7th February, 1603 and resulted in the defeat of the Colquhouns of Luss by the Macgregors of Glenstra.
F H Groome 1879

There is no place which can be marked as the exact site of this Battle; but it is supposed to have taken place in a large flat piece of ground near Auchingaich.
Name Book 1896

Excavations at mound NS28NE 11, traditionally thought to have been the burial place of the Colquhouns killed in this battle, showed it to be a Bronze Age cairn.
J G Scott 1967; Edinburgh Evening News August 1967.

 
Books and References

Groome, F H (ed.) (1901) Ordnance gazetteer of Scotland, 5v Edinburgh
Page(s): Vol.3, 62-3 Held at RCAHMS B.2.GRO

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale)
Page(s): Book No. , 27 Held at RCAHMS Ref

Scott, J G (1967c) 'Auchengaich, Glen Fruin, cairn, cist and cremation', Discovery Excav Scot
Page(s): 24

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