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Latitude: 55.8703 / 55°52'13"N
Longitude: -4.2819 / 4°16'54"W
OS Eastings: 257317
OS Northings: 666481
OS Grid: NS573664
Mapcode National: GBR 0FH.3D
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.6Q83
Entry Name: Kelvingrove Park, Roberts Memorial
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 373759
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32211
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Hillhead
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Unveiled in 1916; replica of monument by Harry Bates ARA
in Calcutta to Field Marshal Earl Roberts, erected in
1915. Classical aedicular monument of granite, in 3 main
stages, surmounted by lifesize equestrian bronze statue
of Lord Roberts. Tall moulded plinth supports 4
Corinthian columns with canopy supporting statue base.
Recessed within columns, oblong granite slab with
dedicatory inscriptions to E and W, frieze of bronze
base-relief panels of martial scenes. To N and S seated
lifesize bronze figures of War and Victory.
Lord Roberts (1852-1914) died in France whilst visiting
troops. An extract from his speech made in Glasgow in
1913 forms part of the inscription.
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