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Glenfinnan Monument

A Category A Listed Building in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.8692 / 56°52'9"N

Longitude: -5.4371 / 5°26'13"W

OS Eastings: 190616

OS Northings: 780575

OS Grid: NM906805

Mapcode National: GBR DBYK.J9V

Mapcode Global: WH0D8.GL4V

Plus Code: 9C8PVH97+M5

Entry Name: Glenfinnan Monument

Listing Name: Glenfinnan Monument

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330515

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB308

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Arisaig and Moidart

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Parish: Arisaig And Moidart

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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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 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.

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