Ellemford

Ellemford
Ellemford was a regular muster site for Scottish armies in the Borders. James IV mustered here before Flodden. It is easy to understand why this area was chosen. It is a flat, sheltered area which could easily accommodate thousands of troops and also offered an easy crossing of the river.

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Ellemford was a regular muster site for Scottish armies in the Borders. James IV mustered here before Flodden. It is easy to understand why this area was chosen as it is a flat, sheltered area which could easily accommodate thousands of troops and also offered an easy crossing of the river.

It is also the site of a lost church, Ellem Kirk, now virtually disappeared apart from a small section of wall covered in undergrowth. It is said that James IV prayed in this chapel prior to advancing to the border.
Post code for satnav
TD11 3SG
Grid Reference
NT7285060190
Opening Times
Open access.
Admission
Free.
Facilities
None.
Parking
Please park sensibly and do not obstruct the bridge, field access or private property.
Directions
From the south - Take the A6112 north from Duns. At the village of Preston turn sharp left onto the B6355. After about four miles you arrive at Ellemford Bridge. From the north - travel south from Gifford for approximately 14 miles to reach Ellemford.
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