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George Square, Walter Scott Memorial Column

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8612 / 55°51'40"N

Longitude: -4.2502 / 4°15'0"W

OS Eastings: 259266

OS Northings: 665398

OS Grid: NS592653

Mapcode National: GBR 0ML.JP

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.PY94

Entry Name: George Square, Walter Scott Memorial Column

Listing Date: 6 July 1966

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375554

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32696

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Column and base by David Rhind, 1837. Statue designed by John Greenshields, executed by A Handyside Ritchie. Sited

importantly at the centre of George Square, tall Doric column

on Grecian podium supports over lifesize stone statue to

Walter Scott wearing a plaid.

Base and column polished ashlar, very finely detailed.

Ramped podium with channelled masonry and advanced polished

angles ending in lion masks. Anthemion frieze, above rises

tall Roman Doric column with delicately incised base and

echinus supporting cylindrical carved drum podium on which

stands the statue of Scott.

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