NT3973 : Prestonpans battlefield site looking westwards

taken 7 years ago, near to Prestonpans, East Lothian, Great Britain

Prestonpans battlefield site looking westwards
Prestonpans battlefield site looking westwards
The ground on which the Hanoverian government forces under the command of General Sir John Cope expected to confront the Jacobite Army has been laid out as a modern sports complex. At the time of the battle it was a bog. Cope lined up his troops facing the town of Tranent to the south (off-frame left), based on the intelligence that the Jacobites were coming from the direction of Carberry Tower rather than directly through Musselburgh as initially anticipated. The Pentland Hills and Arthur's Seat can be seen in the distance. LinkExternal link

NT4074 : Prestonpans battlefield site looking north-eastwards
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
Category
Battlefield   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 398 738 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.2336N 2:57.8915W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 401 739
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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