Battle of Otterburn

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Seat
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • 14th Century Wars
About the memorial: Seat of stone formed in a semicircle with decorated ends. There are three panels sunk into the backrest which bear quotations. Lettering is incised using plain capitals throughout. The memorial is on the north side of the road outside Bennetsfield farmhouse which is about 3 miles north west of Otterburn.
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Centre panel: In these fields on the 10th August 1388 the Battle of/Otterburn was fought/and deeds were done which, in the noblest/of English Ballads were immortally recorded. Left hand panel-Give me the making of the people's/songs and I will let who will make/their laws./Andrew Fletcher Right hand panel-I never heard the old song of Percy/and Douglas that I found not my heart/more moved than with a trumpet./Sir Philip Sidney.


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