NT7853 : Burgh of Duns Mercat (Market) Cross

taken 6 years ago, near to Duns, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Burgh of Duns Mercat (Market) Cross
Burgh of Duns Mercat (Market) Cross
There has been a mercat cross at Duns since 1489 when it was created a Burgh of Barony in the name of the Home family of Ayton. At that time, the town was situated a little to the north of the present town centre, near Duns Law. In 1517, Sieur de la Bastie, the Warden of the East March, was murdered by Home of Wedderburn Castle who proceeded to pin the Frenchman's head to the mercat cross.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 7858 5388 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.6659N 2:20.5829W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 7855 5386
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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