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Battle Of Arkinholm

Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Battle Of Arkinholm

Classification Battle Site (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Langholm

Canmore ID 67657

Site Number NY38SE 15

NGR NY 36 84

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NY38SE 15 36 84.

The battle of Arkinholm, 1 May 1455, was fought where the town of Langholm now stands (NY 36 84). The Douglas earldom was a menace to the Crown, and when the Earl was forced into England his brothers. Earls of Moray, and Ormond, opposed, and were defeated by, the royal army, itself under the command of a Douglas, the Earl of Angus.

J and R Hyslop 1912; RCAHMS 1920.

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