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Latitude: 55.9136 / 55°54'48"N
Longitude: -2.9354 / 2°56'7"W
OS Eastings: 341626
OS Northings: 669336
OS Grid: NT416693
Mapcode National: GBR 70Y1.8Z
Mapcode Global: WH7V1.WMCG
Plus Code: 9C7VW377+CR
Entry Name: Moffat's Monument, Main Street, Ormiston
Listing Name: Main Street, Moffat Monument
Listing Date: 5 February 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 351516
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17556
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir
Traditional County: East Lothian
Tagged with: Monument
D W Stevenson, 1885. 21' high polished Peterhead (pink) granite obelisk commemorating the work of Robert Moffat, missionary. Stepped plinth; round arched faces to pedestal above, 1 bearing alto-rilievo portrate
of Moffat in bronze, 2 with commemorative inscriptions; obelisk above.
Dr Moffat had been born in Ormiston in 1795. He was a fearless missionary in South Africa. Field Marshall Shute deemed (as the inscription declares) that "Among missionaries there was none holier than he".
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