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Bruce's Acre

Battle Site (Medieval), Human Remains (Medieval), Sword(S) (Medieval)

Site Name Bruce's Acre

Classification Battle Site (Medieval), Human Remains (Medieval), Sword(S) (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Broom; Bruce's Acres

Canmore ID 66466

Site Number NY16NE 18

NGR NY 1650 6557

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Cummertrees
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY16NE 18 1650 6557.

(NY 1650 6557) Bruce's Acre (NAT)

OS 6" map (1945)

On the farm of Broom (NY16NE 58.01) there is a field called Bruce's Acres where it is said that Robert Bruce...sustained a severe repulse from the English. A quantity of human bones and several swords were lately found in a moss near the field where the battle is said to have been fought.

New Statistical Account (NSA) 1845 (G Gillespie).

Listed as 'burial (possible) and "swords"'.

RCAHMS 1997.


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