Keys to the Past

Site of Branx Brig (Ford)

Branx Brig, was one of only two crossing places over the vast boggy valley of Pallin's Burn, near Branxton, and was used by part of the English forces (Admiral Thomas Howard's division) on route to the nearby battle of Flodden in 1513. The army, under the Lord High Admiral, Thomas, Lord Howard, crossed the moss by using a track across it, known as the Branx Bridge. Nothing is visible today.

Reference number:N1836
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ford

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