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Springburn Road, Sighthill Cemetery Memorial to Baird and Hardie

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377440

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33624

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Dennistoun

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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