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Latitude: 55.7727 / 55°46'21"N
Longitude: -4.0539 / 4°3'14"W
OS Eastings: 271256
OS Northings: 655169
OS Grid: NS712551
Mapcode National: GBR 014P.4H
Mapcode Global: WH4QW.P5SF
Entry Name: Bent Road, Bent Cemetery, Monument to Robert Brown
Listing Date: 4 May 1993
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 378808
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34540
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Hamilton South
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Attributed to David Bryce, 1856; bronze portrait relief, Sir John Steel. Large pedestal surmounted by Baroque-detailed segmental sarcophagus. Polished cream sandstone.
David Bryce designed the Hamilton Mausoleum, 1848-52; the bronze doors were by Sir John Steel. The stone for the Robert Brown monument was brought from Overwood Quarry, Dalserf. The monument is prominently situated at the centre of the original cemetery at the axial termination of an avenue of trees. The inscription reads 'Sacred to the memory of Robert Brown Esquire, Chamberlain of Hamilton, who was born at Fenwick 10th August 1774, and died at Hamilton, 8 February 1855. A man of rare ability, industry and varied acquirements, all directed to the public weal. To commemorate which, as well as his faithful and zealous services to the Hamilton family, and to the general interests of the County of Lanark for nearly half a century, this monument is erected over his mortal remains by William, Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, anno 1856'.
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