Click for Bookshop

Hieton Battlefield

Plaque commemorating the Battle of Hieton
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Plaque commemorating the Battle of Hieton

A skirmish of the Covenanter Campaigns, the Battle of Hieton took place in Hamilton (South Lanarkshire) on the 1st December, 1650. Close to the Cadzow Burn in the Hieton (or high-town) district of the town, Oliver Cromwell's English army defeated a force of Scottish Covenanters. The Covenanters had surprised Cromwell's garrison, based in Hamilton and despite initial success, the English garrison re-grouped and drove the Covenanters out with heavy losses.

The battle is commemorated by a plaque on the Cadzow Bridge.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better