Rout Of Moy

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Site Type BATTLE SITE
Canmore ID 85381
Site Number NH73SW 1
NGR NH 7298 3464
Council HIGHLAND
Parish DAVIOT AND DUNLICHITY
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District INVERNESS
Former County INVERNESS-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NH73SW 1 7298 3464

Name: NH 7298 3464 - Rout of Moy (NAT) (A.D. 1746)
OS 6-inch map, 1900

The Earl of Loudon and his forces were routed here in 1746 by a local blacksmith, who, with a handful of men, gave Loudon the impression of a gathering of the clans.
ISSFC 1898

A watching brief was carried out on part of the battle site during groundbreaking works for a trackway, associated with a new windfarm in the area. The topsoil in the area consisted of around 0.3m of black/dark brown peaty silt overlying orange/red brown sandy gravel subsoil. Outcrops of bedrock and a large number of substantial boulders up to 1m in length were encountered, but no evidence of the battle was found.
M Kirby and S Mitchell 2005

 
Books and References

ISSFC (1898f) `Excursion to Findhorn Viaduct, 2nd June 1894', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club, vol.4
Page(s): 382

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