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Elder Park, Statue of John Elder

A Category B Listed Building in Govan, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8628 / 55°51'46"N

Longitude: -4.322 / 4°19'19"W

OS Eastings: 254776

OS Northings: 665727

OS Grid: NS547657

Mapcode National: GBR 04L.Y3

Mapcode Global: WH3P1.LW3W

Entry Name: Elder Park, Statue of John Elder

Listing Date: 15 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 376913

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33305

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Govan

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Sir J E Boehm, sculpture; erected 1888 (signed and
dated). Statue, pedestrian bronze of John Elder with
model of his "patent compound inverted vertical steam
engine" which was patented by Randolph and Elder in the
early 1850's. Tall granite pedestal with classical
detailing and plaques. Enclosed by circular granite
coping with piers and iron chains; also simple iron
fence.

Statement of Interest

It was the technological advances made by the above

engine which was in great measure responsible for the

Clyde reaching the forefront of the world shipbuilding

industry. The first vessel built with this engine was

the S S Brandon, launched in 1854.

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