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Carnoustie, Battle Of Barry

Battle Site (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Site Name Carnoustie, Battle Of Barry

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)(Possible)

Canmore ID 34564

Site Number NO53SE 2

NGR NO 5600 3435

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Barry
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO53SE 2 5600 3435

(NO 5600 3435) Supposed Site of Battle (NR)

Between the Scots and Danes 1010 (NAT)

OS 6" map (1858)

The site of the Battle of Barry, fought in 1010, between the Scots under Malcolm II, and the Danes under Camus, is in the eastern part of the parish. The Danes were defeated, with heavy loss of life on both


This would appear to be a battle invented in the usual way to account for the finding of the burials (NO53SE 1) since no acceptable historian appears to note it.

A J Warden 1881.


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