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Robroyston Road, Wallace Monument

A Category B Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8977 / 55°53'51"N

Longitude: -4.1859 / 4°11'9"W

OS Eastings: 263415

OS Northings: 669338

OS Grid: NS634693

Mapcode National: GBR 3V.1HJS

Mapcode Global: WH4Q7.N1X1

Entry Name: Robroyston Road, Wallace Monument

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377967

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33874

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Springburn/Robroyston

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Monument at roadside erected 1900 to mark reputed site of house in which Sir William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland, was betrayed in 1305.

Tall pink granite cross executed by McGlashen, sculptors, Edinburgh (signed); form (though not the detail) derived from St Martin's cross, Iona. Raised high on granite plinth and enclosed by plain iron railings. Site is an inset in to field, farm dyke has been breached and rebuilt around monument, and given slender, pink ashlar square piers re-used form elsewhere.

Statement of Interest

Situated close to Robroyston Mains Farm. Nearby "Wallace's Well" also associated with Sir William Wallace.

Inscriptions:-

"This memorial erected 1900 AD by public subscription is to mark the site of the house in which the hero of Scotland was basely betrayed and captured about midnight on 5th August 1305 when alone with his faithful friend and co-patriot Kerlie who was slain."

"Wallace's herioc patriotism as conspicuous in his death as in his life so roused and inspired his country that within nine years of his betrayal the work of his life was crowned with victory and Scotland's independence regained on the field of Bannockburn."

"DICO TIBI VERUM LIBERTAS OPTIMA RERUM NUNQUAM SERVILI SUB NEXU VIVITO FILI'/Taught to Wallace in his youth."

"We are not here to sue for peace but to fight for the freedom of our country'/Wallace at Stirling Bridge."

There is also a verse taken from Burns' works.

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