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Tweedmouth Memorial Fountain, Tomich

A Category B Listed Building in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.3038 / 57°18'13"N

Longitude: -4.8139 / 4°48'50"W

OS Eastings: 230578

OS Northings: 827195

OS Grid: NH305271

Mapcode National: GBR G9HF.1Q6

Mapcode Global: WH2DQ.0PY6

Plus Code: 9C9Q853P+GC

Entry Name: Tweedmouth Memorial Fountain, Tomich

Listing Name: Tomich, Tweedmouth Memorial Fountain

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340196

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8121

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200340196

Location: Kiltarlity and Convinth

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Kiltarlity And Convinth

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Tagged with: Fountain

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Dated 1910. Sculptor, R Tait Mackenzie. Shaped rubble
mural fountain, surmounted by polished ashlar urn, and with
flanking, slightly advanced outer plinths; narrow polished
ashlar ribs define centre plaque and face of memorial,
converging at water conduit within semi-circular niche
fronted by low ashlar water trough with centre water spout.
Centre bronze plaque with motto, coat of arms, inscription
and winged cherub at base. Long round headed plaques set in
outer rubble plinths each with fox's head (originally each
with chained drinking cup hanging from mouth) with semi-
circular basin at base and with relief profile of (right)
Lord Tweedmouth and (left) Lady Tweedmouth with reeded
border superimposed by leaf motifs depicting oak, larch,
willow etc. Very low rubble quadrants flank memorial.

Statement of Interest

Centre bronze plaque inscribed with motto "Advance with

Courage". Inscription reads; "To the memory of Sir Dudley

Coutts Marjoribanks Bart. 1st Lord Tweedmouth born Dec. 29

1820 died March 4 1894 whose home was at Guisachan 1854-1894

who built the village of Tomich and whose chief delight was

to work for the improvement and development of this

district - and also to the memory of Isabel Lady Tweedmouth

who was a mother to the people on the Guisachan property

from 1854 to 1905. This fountain is erected by their

children, Edward 2nd Lord Tweedmouth and Ishbel Countess of

Aberdeen". Profile reliefs signed and dated R Tait Mackenzie.

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