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- Category: A
- Date Added: 11/07/1961
- Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Burgh: Dumfries
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NX 97235 76149
- Coordinates: 297235, 576149
Robert Adam, 1780. Memorial column to 3rd Duke of
Queensberry (d.1778). Contracted for by Thomas Boyd
and originally sited in Queensberry Square; re-erected
1934, under supervision of Alexander Crombie, in
forecourt of County Buildings. Tall circular column with
stiff-leafed capital and gilded flambeau urn finial;
raised on square pedestal on stepped base and with
stucco relief on W face, inscription panel to S, ram's
head at angles.
Statement of Special Interest
Inscribed "This column, sacred to the memory of Charles,
Duke of Queensberry and Dover, was erected by the county of
Dumfries, as a monument of their veneration for the character
of that illustrious nobleman, whose exalted virtues rendered
him the ornament of society, and whose numerous acts of
public benefice and private charity endeared him to his
country. Ob. 22nd Oct. 1778; Aet. 80".
NMRS - copy of original drawing from Soane Collection, (ref.
vol. 44, no 81). Minutes of Commissioners of Supply in
Ewart Library, Dumfries. OLD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, vol V
p.124. H Colvin, BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH
ARCHITECTS, 1600-1840, 1978. p.55.
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