Black Dub Monument – King Charles II Monument

Location : Crosby Ravensworth / Orton / Shap   –  Grid Ref : NY 604108
 

Dub means water hole and this monument can be found on Crosby Ravensworth fell at the source of the River Lyvennet. It marks the place where Charles II rested with his army in 1651 when marching from Scotland following his coronation in Scone on 1st. January.

 

The monument has a rather weathered inscription on the far side and is obviously sinking slightly. Hopefully, it is due to be restored in the near future.

 

 

The inscription reads :-

 

HERE AT BLACK DUB
THE SOURCE OF THE LIVENNET
KING CHARLES THE II
REGALED HIS ARMY
AND DRANK OF THE WATER
ON HIS MARCH FROM SCOTLAND
AUGUST 8 1651

 

 

 
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