Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
NS 10932 59658
210932, 659658


Later 18th century. Figurative statue surmounting tooled sandstone corniced column on yellow sandstone ashlar pedestal inscribed "Dum memor ipse mei dum spiritus hos regit artus."

Statement of Special Interest

Commissioned by the 3rd Earl of Bute, this monument originally stood in the grounds of Luton Hoo Park. The house itself was redesigned for the Earl by Robert Adam between 1766 and 1774, and was subsequently altered and enlarged for the 2nd Marquess by Robert Smirke from 1822. It is not known when the monument was removed from its original setting. Dedicated to the mother of King George III, Augusta, Princess Dowager of Wales - to whom the 3rd Earl was devoted, the inscription (taken from the Aeneid, Book iv, line 335) reads "(You will remain in my memory) so long as I am conscious and my spirit controls my limbs."



Does not appear on Ordnance Survey map, 1863; appears on Ordnance Survey map, 1897; AN INVENTORY OF GARDENS AND DESIGNED LANDSCAPES IN SCOTLAND Vol2 p330; MOUNT STUART HOUSE AND GARDENS (1995) guidebook, p32; REGISTER OF PARKS AND GARDENS OF SPECIAL HISTORIC INTEREST, English Heritage.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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