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Battle Place, Battlefield Monument

A Category B Listed Building in Langside, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8277 / 55°49'39"N

Longitude: -4.2705 / 4°16'13"W

OS Eastings: 257869

OS Northings: 661716

OS Grid: NS578617

Mapcode National: GBR 0HZ.DP

Mapcode Global: WH3P8.CSN8

Entry Name: Battle Place, Battlefield Monument

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 374321

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32360

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Langside

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

"Alexander Skirving FRIBA Architect" (inscription).
Erected 1887. Monument commemorating battle of Langside
of 13th May 1568 where a force under the Regent Moray
defeated that of Mary Queen of Scots. Elaborately-spiralled
shaft set on stepped and rusticated square plinth and
surmounted by lion. Stone-cleaned and restored March 1987
(plaque).

Statement of Interest

Mary had escaped from imprisonment on Lochleven Castle

and was heading for Dumbarton when news of her approach

reached Moray, who set off to intercept her force; from

Langside battlefield she fled south, crossed the Solway

in to England where she was again imprisoned and ultimately

executed by Queen Elizabeth.

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