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Speymouth Forest, Whiteash Cairn

A Category C Listed Building in Fochabers Lhanbryde, Moray

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Speymouth Forest, Whiteash Cairn

Listing Date: 24 March 1988

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332319

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1634

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bellie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde

Parish: Bellie

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

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'.

Statement of Interest

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.

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