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Howard Memorial, Loch Shiel

A Category C Listed Building in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.754 / 56°45'14"N

Longitude: -5.6948 / 5°41'41"W

OS Eastings: 174225

OS Northings: 768580

OS Grid: NM742685

Mapcode National: GBR DBBV.SCL

Mapcode Global: WH0DQ.HHFN

Plus Code: 9C8PQ834+H3

Entry Name: Howard Memorial, Loch Shiel

Listing Name: Loch Shiel, Howard Memorial

Listing Date: 29 May 1985

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330498

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB294

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Arisaig and Moidart

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Parish: Arisaig And Moidart

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

War memorial to Lt. The Hon. Philip G J F Howard dated 1919, carved to a design by Douglas, Minshull and Muspratt of Chester.

Battered and panelled square plinth on stepped base supporting tall cross with raised border and superimposed by sword on south face. All polished ashlar. Bronze relief of bust of young man in Welsh Guards' uniform within laurel wreath and raised broken scroll border, set in south facing panel of plinth. (Sculptor's initials, HGF or HCF). Coat of arms of Howard of Glossop carved in rear, north facing panel; side panels filled with inscriptions. Simple cast-iron spearhead railing surrounds memorial.

Statement of Interest

The memorial stands on a promontory on the north shore of Loch Shiel. It was erected by 2nd Baron Frances Howard of Glossop in honour of his son who was killed in action in France in May 1918.

The inscriptions read,

LIEUTENANT THE HONBLE.

PHILIP G. J. F. HOWARD

WELSH GUARDS WHO DIED

24TH MAY 1918 OF WOUNDS

RECEIVED IN ACTION WHILE

COMMANDING NO.3 COY. OF

THE 1ST BATTLN. IN FRANCE

BORN APRIL 1895

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ERECTED BY

FRANCIS 2ND BARON

HOWARD OF GLOSSOP

IN HONOUR OF HIS SON

LIEUTENANT THE HONBLE.

PHILIP G. J. F. HOWARD

1919

Baron Howard of Glossop owned Dorlin House, Shiel Bridge, since destroyed by fire.

Listed building record revised 2018

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