Flodden Hill Gun Platforms

Has been described as a Certain Artillery Fort

There are earthwork remains

NameFlodden Hill Gun Platforms
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNorthumberland
Modern AuthorityNorthumberland
1974 AuthorityNorthumberland
Civil ParishFord

Well preserved redoubt or gun platform, was erected here by the Scots in 1513 in advance of the battle of Flodden Field. It was at the end of their entrenchment (now occupied by a shooting ride and obscured by trees) which appears to have extended westwards for 500 yards to another similar redoubt, which is almost ploughed out and only visible on aerial photographs. (Keys to the Past)

Gatehouse Comments

Outflanked and not involved in the battle. Consisting of semi-circlular bank on hillside, inner part of bank strengthened with dry stone walling and with internal platforms allowing for six or more artillery pieces. The redoubt was partially excavated for a BBC television programme in 2001 called 'Two Men in a Trench'.

- Philip Davis

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNT909356
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  • Tony Pollard and Neil Oliver, 2002, Two Men in a Trench (Penguin)
  • MacLauchlan, H., 1867, Notes not included in the memoirs already published on Roman roads in Northumberland (London) p. 28-9 online copy


  • Tony Pollard and Neil Oliver (presenting archaeologists), 2002 Sept 10, 'Battle of Flodden' Two Men in a Trench Season 1 Episode 2