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.
|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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