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Kelvingrove Park, Roberts Memorial

A Category A Listed Building in Hillhead, Glasgow

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Coordinates

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

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373759

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32211

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Hillhead

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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