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Renton, Main Street, Smollett Monument

A Category A Listed Building in Leven, West Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9697 / 55°58'10"N

Longitude: -4.5843 / 4°35'3"W

OS Eastings: 238810

OS Northings: 678200

OS Grid: NS388782

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.WVGX

Mapcode Global: WH3NJ.K66X

Entry Name: Renton, Main Street, Smollett Monument

Listing Date: 14 May 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331663

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1168

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cardross

County: West Dunbartonshire

Electoral Ward: Leven

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

Erected 1774. Ashlar Tuscan column on 60? tall square pedestal base capped by urn finial on domed pedestal base. Large marble inset at centre of base; long Latin inscription.

Statement of Interest

The column was erected in memory of Tobias Smollett, physician and novelist, by his cousin Jane Smollett. The Latin inscription is by Professor George Stuart of Edinburgh, John Ramsay of Ochtertyre and

Dr Samuel Johnson.

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