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Memorial to the 72nd Highlanders, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9489 / 55°56'55"N

Longitude: -3.1981 / 3°11'53"W

OS Eastings: 325273

OS Northings: 673516

OS Grid: NT252735

Mapcode National: GBR 8MG.PZ

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.VQ8X

Entry Name: Memorial to the 72nd Highlanders, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Listing Date: 15 October 2001

Last Amended: 15 November 2019

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395635

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48237

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: City Centre

Traditional County: Midlothian

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MacDonald, Field and Company, 1882-3. Polished pink Peterhead granite obelisk with bronze coronet over number 72, on pedestal with inscriptions; surrounded by decorative wrought-iron railings.

Statement of Interest

The A group comprises the Esplanade itself and the group of monuments including the Statue of the Duke of York, the Scottish Horse Memorial, the 72nd Highlanders Memorial, the 78th Highlanders Memorial, the Monument to Colonel MacKenzie and the Statue of Earl Haig (all separately listed). The obelisk is a Memorial to soldiers of the 72nd Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders who were killed or died of wounds or disease in Afghanistan, 1878-80.

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