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GLENFINNAN MONUMENTLB308

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Arisaig And Moidart
NGR
NM 90616 80575
Coordinates
190616, 780575

Description

1814. Tall rubble column with corbelled and crenellated

wallhead; surmounted by later bronze statue of a Highlander

(sculptor Greenshields). Battered base with pulvinated string

course and barely projecting corniced entrance porch

serving internal spiral stair. Surrounded by coped 8-sided

rubble wall with 3 later pedimented sections containing

inscriptions in English, Gaelic and Latin.

Statement of Special Interest

Erected in 1814 to commemorate the Highlanders who stood

for Prince Charles Edward during 1745 rebellion by Alexander

MacDonald of Glenaladale, who died before completion and to

whom the plaques are also a memorial. Originally

without statute and with small Gothic single bay crenellated

shooting box abutting column.

References

Bibliography

Donald B MacCulloch, ROMANTIC LOCHABER (1938) pp.197-200.

(with illustration, p.176, of original monument).

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