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Latitude: 56.0721 / 56°4'19"N
Longitude: -3.4605 / 3°27'37"W
OS Eastings: 309181
OS Northings: 687551
OS Grid: NT091875
Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PGJQ
Mapcode Global: WH5QR.TMBW
Entry Name: Queen Anne Street, Statue of Ralph Erskine to South of Former St Andrew's Erskine Church
Listing Date: 12 January 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394328
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46944
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central
Traditional County: Fife
Alexander Handyside Ritchie, 1849. Polished sandstone ashlar full-height statue of Ralph Erskine on square-plan sandstone ashlar pedestal. Stepped plinth and moulded cornice to pedestal; carved foliate frieze; dado inscribed with name of figure and date (1849) in Roman numerals.
Alexander Handyside Ritchie was a well known Edinburgh sculptor who executed a number of high profile commissions including the Wallace statue in Stirling. The Rev Ralph Erskine (1685-1752) was one of the founders of the Secession Movement, following his deposition by the General Assembly in 1740. Shortly afterwards he established a congregation in a meeting house which was built on this site. In 1798-1800 it was replaced by the present building just to the N, subsequently named in his honour. See separate list description for former St Andrew's Erskine Church.
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