NJ5716 : The Gordon Stone

taken 27 years ago, near to Alford, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain

The Gordon Stone
The Gordon Stone
The plaque commemorates the Battle of Alford on the 2nd July 1645 between the forces of the royalist Marquis of Montrose and those of the covenanting Major General William Baillie. Montrose won a convincing victory but during the fighting one of his commanders, Lord George Gordon,a close friend, was shot dead in the act of pulling General Baillie from his horse. This stone marks the spot where Lord Gordon fell but was submerged in the local refuse dump until unearthed in 1990.The plaque was unveiled on the 2nd July 1990.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 July, 1991   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 January, 2009
Category
Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 5714 1643 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:14.1940N 2:42.7006W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 5708 1644
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