NS6641 : The Trumpeter's Well

near to Caldermill, South Lanarkshire, Great Britain

The Trumpeter's Well
The Trumpeter's Well
This well lies at Caldermill, near Strathaven. During the covenanting period there was a skirmish involving the hated Claverhouse. Thomas Finlay, a farmer, stabbed Claverhouse's horse with his pike, injuring it. Claverhouse forced it onward, and at this spot he mounted another horse which had belonged to his trumpeter. The trumpeter was a lad of around 14 years of age. He was killed and tradition states that his body was disposed of in the well.
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Thursday, 27 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Friday, 28 October, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 6602 4168 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:39.0075N 4:7.8424W
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