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place:- cairn, Stainton
locality:- Stainton
parish Dacre parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
cairn; battle site
coordinates:- NY492282
10Km square:- NY42
References Clarke 1787

1Km square NY4928

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 22:-
...
WE will next proceed [from Penrith] towards Ulswater, ... A little beyond the second mile-post there is, on the left-hand of the road, an ancient cairn, said to have been raised over a Roman General who was interred here, of whom Johnston gives the following account.
Page 23:-
A British Commander, by name, Mountfall, with a few brave followers, made a stand here against the Romans. A long and desperate conflict ensued, in which the fortune of the day was for some time uncertain: at length the Romans prevailed, and the Britons were obliged to retire to the mountains, with very great loss. The Commanders on both sides were slain, and the Roman appears to have been buried here. Upon digging into this cairn, some bones, urns, and broken weapons were found.
person:- : Romans
person:- : Mountfall
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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