Battle Of Sark

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Alternative Names Lochmaben Stone; Old Graitney; Stormont
Site Type BATTLE SITE
Canmore ID 67439
Site Number NY36NW 23
NGR NY 314 662
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish GRETNA
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District ANNANDALE AND ESKDALE
Former County DUMFRIES-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NY36NW 23 314 662.

(Name: NY 314 662) Site of Battle of Sark (NR) (AD 1448)
OS 25" map (1900)

On 23 October 1448 a Scottish Army under Ormond and Sir John Wallace of Craigie won a resounding victory over the forces of the younger Percy, at the Battle of Sark or Lochmaben Stone (Auchinleck Chronicle).
A I Dunlop 1950; W C Dickinson 1961.

There is nothing to mark the site of this battle on the ground and no further information could be found.
Visited by OS (RD) 18 June 1970

 
Books and References

Auchinleck Chronicle (nd) A Short Chronicle of the Reign of James the Second King of Scots,
Page(s): 18, 40

Dickinson, W C (1961) Scotland from the earliest times to 1603, (A new history of Scotland, vol. 1; vol 2 by G S Pryde) Edinburgh
Page(s): 222 Held at RCAHMS C.1.3.NEW

Dunlop, A I (1950) The Life and Times of James Kennedy, Bishop of St Andrews, Edinburgh
Page(s): 93

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