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Yeavering Battle Stone
Yeavering Battle Stone
Yeavering Battle Stone
Yeavering Battle Stone

Photo credit: Mike Allport/ Art UK

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An upright igneous rock set in concrete standing in a field. This Bronze Age megalith stands in an area where remains of burial pits and the debris of mesolithic flint working have been found. In the late Middle Ages it took on new meaning and significance when it became seen as marking the spot where Sir Robert Umfraville and the Earl of Westmoreland, with 140 spearmen and 300 bowmen, defeated 4000 Scots in 1415. The stone fell down in 1890 and was re-erected in 1924.

Date

c.2000 BC–600 BC

Medium

igneous rock

Measurements

H 215 x W 150 x D 110 cm

Accession number

NE71_MA_S018

Work type

Sign or marker

Owner

Northumberland County Council

Custodian

Northumberland County Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Scheduled Monument

Listing date

20/07/33

Access

at all times

Access note

No public access to the field, but the Battle Stone can be viewed from the field edge.


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Located at

A697, Akeld

NE71 6TD

In a field beside the A697.