Battle of Sclaterford Bridge 1513 (replacement)

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Reference WMO267575

Address:

B6357

Two miles north of Bonchester Bridge, Borders

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Anglo-Scottish Wars
About the memorial: Plain Sandstone Tablet. The original tablet had become badly weathered and was removed to Hawick Museum in 2006 and replaced with the current tablet. The battle was a skirmish a few months after the annihilation of the Scottish army and aristocracy at Flodden.
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1513/AND SO WENT TO THE/SCLATERFORD/ON THE WATER OF BOWSET, AND THERE THE SCOTS/PURSUED US RIGHT SORE, THERE SICKERED WITH US,/AND GAVE US HAND STROKES./FROM LORD DACRE'S DISPATCH TO KING HENRY VIII.,/13TH NOV, 1513./TO COMMEMORATE THE ABOVE SKIRMISH THIS TABLET/IS ERECTED BY THE HAWICK ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY,/1903

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