NT3973 : Gardiner's Monument and Bankton House. Prestonpans

taken 11 years ago, near to Prestonpans, East Lothian, Great Britain

Gardiner's Monument and Bankton House. Prestonpans
Gardiner's Monument and Bankton House. Prestonpans
Colonel Gardiner fell at the Battle of Prestonpans on September, 21st 1745. He lived at Bankton House. James Gardiner was born at Carriden in West Lothian in 1688 and joined the army at age 14 after his education at Linlithgow. He survived more than one near fatal injury during his career. He bought Bankton, then known as Oliestob (Holy Stop) in 1742 from the local Hamilton of Preston family. It is ironic that he was killed within sight of his home. Highland clansmen took him to nearby Tranent Church for medical treatment but he died and was buried in Tranent Kirkyard a few days later. He is well remembered in Prestonpans with streets named in his honour and another named in the name of his beloved house. James was married to Frances Erskine, a daughter of the Earl of Buchan. They had 13 children but only five survived into adulthood.
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 January, 2008
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 394 738 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.2091N 2:58.2753W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 394 738
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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