Keys to the Past

The Battle Stone (Kirknewton)

This stone was believed to have commemorated the victory of Sir Robert Umfreville over the Scots in 1415. It fell in 1890, but was re-erected in 1924. It was, in fact, probably originally a Bronze Age standing stone. The stone is now a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2016
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Later Prehistoric (4000BC to 43AD)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirknewton


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