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Latitude: 55.9489 / 55°56'56"N
Longitude: -3.1976 / 3°11'51"W
OS Eastings: 325305
OS Northings: 673525
OS Grid: NT253735
Mapcode National: GBR 8MG.SY
Mapcode Global: WH6SL.VQHV
Plus Code: 9C7RWRX2+HW
Entry Name: Scottish Horse Memorial, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade
Listing Name: Memorial to the Scottish Horse, Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh
Listing Date: 15 October 2001
Last Amended: 15 November 2019
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395637
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48239
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: City Centre
Traditional County: Midlothian
This is one of a group of statues on the Esplanade including the Statue of the Duke of York, the 72nd Highlanders Memorial, the 78th Highlanders Memorial, and the Monument to Colonel Mackenzie.
In November 1900, Lord Kitchener sanctioned the raising of a regiment known as the Scottish Horse to help annexe the South African Republic and Orange Free State to the British Empire. Men were recruited from Scotland, Australia and South Africa and conducted a guerrilla campaign, launching night raids on their Boer counterparts. This memorial commemorates the men who fell during this campaign.
The memorial was designed by the firm of Stewart McGlashan and Son, an Edinburgh based firm of monumental sculptors. The firm produced a large number of monuments for Glasgow and Edinburgh cemeteries and was also responsible for a number of public monuments including the William Wallace Monument, (Robroyston, Glasgow) and the Robert the Bruce and Boer War memorial in Dunfermline Abbey.
Statutory address and listed building record revised in 2019. Previously listed as 'EDINBURGH CASTLE ESPLANADE, SCOTTISH HORSE MEMORIAL'.
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