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Robert Burns Statue, Academy Square, Montrose

A Category B Listed Building in Montrose, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7103 / 56°42'37"N

Longitude: -2.4636 / 2°27'48"W

OS Eastings: 371717

OS Northings: 757720

OS Grid: NO717577

Mapcode National: GBR VY.F7W2

Mapcode Global: WH8RK.4L4N

Plus Code: 9C8VPG6P+4H

Entry Name: Robert Burns Statue, Academy Square, Montrose

Listing Name: Academy Square, Statue Robert Burns

Listing Date: 11 June 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 383387

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38206

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Montrose

County: Angus

Town: Montrose

Electoral Ward: Montrose and District

Traditional County: Angus

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Description

William Birnie Rhind, circa 1882. Pedestrian statue of Robert Burns in stone upon large moulded ashlar base with corner nook shafts, and figurative bas-reliefs in roll-moulded panels on each side. Carved foliage to cornice. Battered coping. Burns figure leaning against tree stump cradling book in hand.

Statement of Interest

In May1882 a movement was started to raise funds for the erection of a statue to Burns, this was to form part of the Mid Links development. Situated in public gardens opposite Academy Square. Rhind was the sculptor of the Montrose Memorial to James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose, in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh.

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