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WEST TOUN, COALBURN, STATUE OF A HIGHLANDERLB13402

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
23/12/1993
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
Parish
Lesmahagow
NGR
NS 828 338
Coordinates
282800, 633800

Description

Circa 1815, Robert Forrest for Colonol Robertson of Hallcraig. Stone sculpture, about life sized of highland chief on tapering stone plinth with moulded cope. Inscription on plinth reads 'This statue was erected at Hallcraig Lanarkshire year 16.11 L/ght Col Alexander. Removed from hence to Ayrshire on 10th of May and placed here on the 8th June 1861.

Arthur W Robertson Cunninghame removed from ? to West Toun on 16th October 1929 by his Great Grand Daughter Alfreda M Greenshields.

Statement of Special Interest

The first full-sized figure sculpture made by Forrest who was a prolific and successful sculptor until his death of 1852, latterly working in Edinburgh.

References

Bibliography

William Rankin, NOTICES HISTORICAL, STATISTICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL RELATING TO THE PARISH OF CARLUKE 1288-1874, 1874, pp 295-301. Rupert Gunnis, DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS, 1951.

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