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Latitude: 55.6146 / 55°36'52"N
Longitude: -2.8066 / 2°48'23"W
OS Eastings: 349291
OS Northings: 635957
OS Grid: NT492359
Mapcode National: GBR 83VJ.55
Mapcode Global: WH7WN.V4PN
Plus Code: 9C7VJ57V+R9
Entry Name: Equestrian Statue Of A Border Riever, Galashiels
Listing Name: Cornmill Square, Equestrian Statue of a Border Reiver
Listing Date: 12 March 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 373374
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31978
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Galashiels and District
Traditional County: Selkirkshire
Thomas J Clapperton, dated 1925. Bronze statue depicting 17th century border reiver soldier mounted on horse. Set on 3-tiered coursed ashlar plinth, central to the steps of the Burgh Chamber and War Memorial.
The statue is prominently sited between R S Lorimer's (1864-1929), Galashiels War Memorial and commemorative Cornmill Fountain over the mill lade at the heart of the town, in the area formerly used for public meetings.
The sculptor Thomas J Clapperton (1879-1962), was local to Galashiels although he went on to study in both Glasgow and London, before settling and setting up a studio in London. He was a prominent and prolific sculptor who produced fine quality memorials and sculptures throughout Britain and abroad. The statue is of historical significance to the borders and even more so because it was executed by such a well respected local artist.
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