Dumfries and Galloway Scotland
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Cummertrees is a coastal village and parish of Annandale in Dumfries and Galloway. It lies about a mile inland, on the Pow Water, twelve miles from Dumfries, and three from Annan.The river Annan is at the northern boundary. It has a wide area of level sand swept by the Solway 'bore' which can move at around ten miles an hour and can often be heard throughout the parish. The seaboard is low and sandy and features in Walter Scott's novel Redgauntlet.
In a field called Bruce's Acres, at Broom Farm, Robert the Bruce fought and lost a skirmish against the Southron (English).The church there was founded by Robert Bruce but of course it has been much rebuilt and enlarged. Directions to the cemetery are:'Take B723 west from Annan, turn left onto B724, cemetery on right hand side of road after approx. 2.5 miles just beyond row of red brick houses
(Text by Geoffrey Gillon)