Battle Site

Site Name Cromdale

Classification Battle Site

Canmore ID 15976

Site Number NJ12NW 1

NGR NJ 103 277

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Cromdale, Inverallan And Advie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ12NW 1 103 277.

(Name: NJ 103277) Site of the Battle of Cromdale AD 1690 (NAT)

OS 6"map, Morayshire, 2nd ed., (1903)

The Battle of Cromdale took place at dawn on May 1st 1690. Jacobite forces under General Buchan, were surprised in camp on the Haughs of Cromdale, and at Lethendry Castle by a Royal army under Sir Thomas Livingstone. This was the decisive battle in the war between James VII and William of Orange.

T Livingston nd.; F H Groome 1901.

No further information.

Visited by OS (W D J) 6 September 1966.

Brander states that the Jacobite forces were under the command of Colonel Alexander Cannon of Galloway; they were 1,500 in number. Sir Thomas Livingstone's army consisted of seventeen troops of dragoons and three regiments of foot, aided by some 800 Grants. Some 400 of the Jacobites were killed, the remainder escaping.

M Brander 1975.


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