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Southdean Old Parish Church

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Description: The ruins of the medieval church of "Zedon" where, in 1388, Scottish nobles planned an invasion of England watched by an English spy. The spy gave himself away, but bought his life by betraying the English plans. This helped the Earl of Douglas, the Scots leader, to gain victory over the English led by Harry "Hotspur" at the Battle of Otterburn. Douglas, however, was killed.
The church was abandoned in 1688 when the roof collapsed.


Situation OS ref: NT 631091

How to get there:
By car: On the A 6088, Bonchester to Carter Bar road, about 2 miles south of Chesters.
By public transport: N/A

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Southdean Old Parish Church, Scotland