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Muirdykes

Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Muirdykes

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 42147

Site Number NS35NE 4

NGR NS 3990 5942

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Lochwinnoch
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS35NE 4 3990 5942.

(NS 3990 5942) Site of Battle of Muirdykes (NR) 18th June 1685

OS 6" map (1969)

The battle of Muirdykes was fought on a farm of the same name in the eastern part of Lochwinnoch parish on June 18th 1685. Forces of the Duke of Argyle under the command of Sir John Cochran defeated the forces of James II. The previous owner found several bullets on the site.

Name Book 1856; NSA 1845 (R Smith)

The site of the battle is on the northern slopes of Muirdykes Mount. The present owner of East Muirdykes has never found anything hereabouts.

Visited by OS (JHO) 2 March 1951

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