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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 374321
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32360
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Langside
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
"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
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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