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Latitude: 56.0329 / 56°1'58"N
Longitude: -3.1361 / 3°8'10"W
OS Eastings: 329300
OS Northings: 682800
OS Grid: NT293828
Mapcode National: GBR 2B.RWZG
Mapcode Global: WH6S7.SMSH
Entry Name: Inchkeith Island, Memorial to Lord Herbert of Lea
Listing Date: 10 September 1979
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 342005
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9708
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy
Traditional County: Fife
John Kinross, 1922. Bronze plaque with arms of Sidney, 1st Lord Herbert of Lea (1810 - 1861) Secretary of State for War "who took steps for the fortification of the Island of Inchkeith."
Erected by the Trustees of Robert Mackay Smith, Merchant in Leith. The Leith merchants urged the defence of the port of Leith for more than 25 years before the fortification of Inchkeith was eventually undertaken. Sidney Herbert was an early proponent of their cause.
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