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Battle of Flodden Field (Branxton)

Site of the Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Site of the Battle of Flodden Field, Branxton. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

This battle was fought on 9 September 1513 and is also known as the Battle of Branxton Moor. The Scots, under James IV, were defeated by the English who were led by the Earl of Surrey. About 21 percent of the Scottish forces were casualties in the battle, including the Scottish king. Some traces of the battle have been found in marshy ground and comprise metal and stone cannonballs. A modern memorial cross was erected in 1910. This is a Registered Battlefield.

Reference number:N726
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Registered Battlefield
Event(s):WATCHING BRIEF, Cornhill on Tweed to Mardon Farm 2002; AOC ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP
WATCHING BRIEF, Outbuilding at Well House, Branxton 2004; Alan Williams Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, Branxton, Cornhill on Tweed 2008; Archaeological Services Durham University
FIELDWALKING SURVEY, Flodden Hill and Branxton 2015; Flodden 500
METAL DETECTING SURVEY, Flodden Hill and Branxton 2015; Flodden 500

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Source of Reference
Local History of Branxton


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