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Latitude: 55.8761 / 55°52'34"N
Longitude: -4.2358 / 4°14'8"W
OS Eastings: 260220
OS Northings: 667033
OS Grid: NS602670
Mapcode National: GBR 0QF.F9
Mapcode Global: WH3P2.XK4N
Entry Name: Springburn Road, Sighthill Cemetery Memorial to Baird and Hardie
Listing Date: 10 February 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377440
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33624
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dennistoun
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Martyrs' monument erected 1847 by public subscription to commemorate John Baird and Andrew Hardie who were executed in Stirling, September 1820, "suffering death for the cause of freedom". The classical monument is composed of a tall pedestal with bellcast cap, supporting a draped urn, standing on a raised plinth, approximately 5m high, in grey sandstone. Inscribed panels on each face of plinth, has relief sculpture of classical scene on one face of pedestal.
Listed for historic interest. John Baird and Andrew Hardie were radical reformers who struggled to improve conditions for textile workers. They were not allowed to be buried in a public burial ground. In 1847 Sighthill was a private cementery.
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