Reminiscences and Notices of Ten Parishes of the County of Haddington by John MartineReminiscences and Notices of Ten Parishes of the County of Haddington by John Martine

Reminiscences and Notices of Ten Parishes of the County of Haddington

byJohn Martine

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PARISH OF DUNBAR. UNBAR seems to have got its name from its situation, Dun signifying both in the British and Gaelic languages "the fort on the height, top, or extremity," which is quite applicable to the site of the Castle, it being built on a lofty rock. In a very interesting book, in two volumes, entitled "Remarks on the Local Scenery and Manners in Scotland during the years 1799 and 1800," by John Stodart, LL.B., published by William Miller, Old Bond Street, London, 1801, the following notice of Dunbar and the Castle is to be found in Volume II., page 254 :--" Descending now to the shore from the high road, the road runs along it a considerable way, and here the objects which, during the early part of my tour I contemplated from the sea, appear to no less an advantage in the land prospect, such as Traprain and North Berwick Laws, Dunbar Castle, the Bass, &c. Here, too, we pass Dunbar Field-- With blood of Scots embru'd-- which added so much to the military reputation of Cromwell, by the famous defeat of Leslie in 1650. The latter, contrary, it is said, to his own judgment, descended from his advantageous position on Doon Hill to the low grounds near the Brocks or Badger Burn, which gives its name to Broxmouth, a seat of His Grace the Duke of Roxburghe. And here, Cromwell's mount, a tumulus probably raised over the slain, is still to be seen." Dunbar is a place of ancient celebrity. It is first mentioned as being given by Malcolm Canmore to Gospatrick, the expatriated Earl of Northumberland, who fled to Scotland after the conquest in 1066, and whose family afterwards took from it their surname. The Castle, whose ruins are now seated on a rock overhanging the sea, was ever esteemed one of the most important fortresses in the south of Scotland, and is denominat...
Title:Reminiscences and Notices of Ten Parishes of the County of HaddingtonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217269664

ISBN - 13:9780217269667

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