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Sheet 51 Plan 12 Parish of Elsdon

< List of Names
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Various modes of
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Authority for those modes of
Situation Descriptive Remarks, or other
General Observations
which may be considered of Interest
Camp British Camp Mr Snaith About 27 chains N This is the remains of an ancient British Camp
(Remains of) British Camp Mr Ferguson of Greenchesters and is the spot where the scots were entrenched
British Camp Mr Heron & Parish Plans previous to the Battle of Otterburn and is generally
(Site of) believed to have been a Camp long before the
period of that Conflict and was admirably selected
by the Scots leader on that occassion occasion for its
commanding situation upon a lofty eminence which
forms a kind of promontory jutting out to the South
West from the high land behind and commands
a good view both up Redesdale and around the cent[ral]
parts thereof for several miles. part of the out wor[ks]
of this camp have quite disappeared and parts still
remains in good preservation
Tumulus Tumulus Mr Stewart About 24 chains N A remarkable cluster of large stones which
Tumulus Mr Snaith of Greenchesters appear to have been placed there to mark the
Tumulus Mr Pattison spot where some of the heroes of Otterburn were
interred after that Battle. The smaller stones which
formed a Kind of Cairn have been grassed over
Nothing remains but the foundation stones which
are placed endways in the ground and partly
covered with moss it is said that a number of
Tumuli were formerly scattered about the place
all of which have quite disapeared nor can thieeir
site be ascertained
Edw. Gillespie

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