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Latitude: 57.603 / 57°36'10"N
Longitude: -3.0506 / 3°3'2"W
OS Eastings: 337310
OS Northings: 857483
OS Grid: NJ373574
Mapcode National: GBR L8TM.R7P
Mapcode Global: WH7KW.35L9
Plus Code: 9C9RJW3X+5P
Entry Name: Duchess Of Gordon's Monument, Whiteash Hill
Listing Name: Speymouth Forest, Whiteash Cairn
Listing Date: 24 March 1988
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332319
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1634
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde
Traditional County: Banffshire
Dated 1887. Pyramidal obelisk. Mixed random rubble with dark bullfaced quoins and base course. Inserted inscribed plaque (See Notes). Worn cast-iron bench seat encircles base of monument. Approximate measurements: base - 18' x 18' on plan height - 30'.
Plaque inscribed 'This cairn is erected in memory of Frances Harriet, Duchess of Richmond, 1887';. Obelisk constructed on
site of 'Ranald's Cross'.
A good example of an obelisk monument, the Whiteash Cairn forms a significant feature in the landscape. Frances Harriet Greville married Charles Gordon-Lennox, the 6th Duke of Richmond (1818-1903) on 28 November 1843.
Owned by Forestry Commission Scotland.