MHG3755 - Battle Site,
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Type and Period (1)
- BATTLE SITE (Undated)
- None recorded
"Battlefield ... this name applies to two or three ruinous dwelling houses...A battle was fought here at one time, between a few highlanders, hence the name".
Name Book 1870.
A clan fight is said to have taken place in the Seventeenth Century at Battlefield.
John MacLean of Davoch-na-Largin with a few followers set upon four foraging Hessian soldiers, who had come to the Mill of Davoch, and killed one (c.1715-1720) Outlawed until 1740 he stood trial and lived on until 1748 in his house at Battlefield as the place has been called after the affray with the Hessian Soldiers."
Dr. Aitken 1885.
Battlefield - two small cottages (possibly of 18th c. date) but with no features of architectural merit.
Visited by OS (J L D) 20 March 1962.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Aitken, Dr.. 1885. 'Names of places', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 1 1875-80, p.269-76. Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club. 269-76. 275, 276.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Name Book (County). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey. Book No. 32, 9.
- --- Text/Publication/Article: ISSFC. 1926. 'Excursion to Lochend', Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club Vol. 9 1918-25, p.193-4. Trans Inverness Sci Soc Fld Club. 193-4. 193.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6070 4049 (50m by 50m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
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- https://canmore.org.uk/site/13543 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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