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Inchkeith Island, Memorial to Lord Herbert of Lea

A Category C Listed Building in Kinghorn, Fife

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342005

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9708

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kinghorn

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy

Parish: Kinghorn

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

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."

Statement of Interest

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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