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Moffat's Monument, Main Street, Ormiston

A Category B Listed Building in Ormiston, East Lothian

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351516

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17556

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ormiston

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Parish: Ormiston

Traditional County: East Lothian

Tagged with: Monument

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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