BLACK DUB


BLACK DUB King Charles II monument - also known as Black Dub

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 was sinking slightly. Some restoration has taken place but there are unsightly works nearby that need to be removed.
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

The obelisk was erected on the 13th of August 1843 with the inscription being carved by Thomas Bland of Reagill. The area looks peaceful and quite isolated but it was once the site of a great thoroughfare from Scotland, through Lancashire, to England.