Battle of Culloden

16th April 1746


Name: Battle of Culloden 

Date: 16 April 1746 

War period: Stuart Uprising

Start time and Duration: morning lasting for 

Outcome: Government Victory 

Armies and losses:  Jacobite: about 5,000 foot and 250 horse; twelve field pieces of artillery. Government: 7,000 foot, 800 horse; ten field pieces and 6 coehorn mortars. Losses: Government: 50 officers and men killed and 259 wounded. Jacobite killed 1,200-1,500, with 400-500 prisoners 

Location: The battle was fought on Drumossie Muir which is now reconstituted moorland and grazing land around 6.5 kilometres east of Inverness 

Map details: Grid reference: NH741449 (274158, 844950); OS Explorer Map 416; OS Landranger map 27 

The last pitched battle fought on British soil which ended the 1745 jacobite uprising.

This page will be under development for the foreseeable future, but in the meantime please refer to the Scottish Inventory of Historic Battlefields for information about the battle and the battlefield which can be found at


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