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LocationEast Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
SurfaceGrass, Gravel
Created2020-07-23 17:00:00
Battlepoint at

Battlepoint is a turfzone in the municipality of East Lothian in the region of Scotland in the United Kingdom and is counted as a monument zone.


This zone is placed by the memorial for the Battle of Prestonpans, 1745 near the village of Prestopans.

Battle of Prestonpans[edit]

The Battle of Prestonpans, also known as the Battle of Gladsmuir, was fought on 21 September 1745, near Prestopans, in East Lothian; it was the first significant engagement of the Jacobite rising of 1745.

Jacobite forces led by the Stuart exile Charles Edward Stuart defeated a government army under Sir John Cope, whose inexperienced troops broke in the face of a Highland charge. The battle lasted less than thirty minutes and was a huge boost to Jacobite morale, establishing the revolt as a serious threat to the British government.

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