Eamont Bridge and Clifton
CLIFTON 03A - The Jacobite Rebel Tree
The Rebel Tree, Clifton in the Eden district of Cumbria.
The 1745 'skirmish' between Bonnie Prince Charlie's retreating Jacobites and the English army under the Duke of Cumberland on Clifton Moor is said to be the the last ever battle on English soil. Some Jacobites are believed to have been hung from the tree and there are believed to be about twelve buried beneath it.
The tree is located at the southern end of the village along Town End Croft. The new housing development around the tree caused much controversy as it was thought to be a desecration of war graves and had been a site of pilgrimage for many Scots.
Ten Dragoons were buried in St. Cuthbert's churchyard.
November 17, 2018
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