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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 375554
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32696
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Anderston/City/Yorkhill
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
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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