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Strathaven Castle Street Wilson Monument

A Category B Listed Building in Avondale and Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6776 / 55°40'39"N

Longitude: -4.0628 / 4°3'46"W

OS Eastings: 270382

OS Northings: 644604

OS Grid: NS703446

Mapcode National: GBR 022S.6L

Mapcode Global: WH4R8.KKKC

Entry Name: Strathaven Castle Street Wilson Monument

Listing Date: 11 November 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331814

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1294

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Avondale

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Avondale and Stonehouse

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Erected 1846. Square-plan polished ashlar pedestal with
obelisk above. Polished ashlar panel with inscription. Date
on block pediment above. Base of obelisk decorated with
anthemion on 1 face, stylised crests on either side.
Inscription reads: "Erected by public subscription in
affectionate memory of James Wilson a partriotic Scotsman
who suffered death at Glasgow 30th August 1820 for
enunciating those principles of progress and reform by the
adoption of which Great Britain has secured domestic peace
and consolidated her power among the nations. Born at
Strathaven 3rd September 1760."

Statement of Interest

James Wilson was hanged as a ringleader in the 1820 rising.

He organised the Strathaven men. Foundation stone laid 28th

April 1846 by Betty Turnbull

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