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Markethill Road, Statue of Sir Walter Scott

A Category C Listed Building in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7688 / 55°46'7"N

Longitude: -4.1778 / 4°10'39"W

OS Eastings: 263474

OS Northings: 654980

OS Grid: NS634549

Mapcode National: GBR 3V.9RD2

Mapcode Global: WH4QT.S8SC

Entry Name: Markethill Road, Statue of Sir Walter Scott

Listing Date: 13 June 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396060

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48657

Building Class: Cultural

Location: East Kilbride

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: East Kilbride

Electoral Ward: East Kilbride Central North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Robertson, 19th century. Statue of Sir Walter Scott, seated with pensive gaze.

Statement of Interest

This statue was carved by a local mason named Robertson, in honour of the great novelist. Upon the unveiling of the statue nobody could identify the figure and consequently Robertson buried his work in a field. It was later discovered by a farmer, who decided to display the 'stoneman' on Markethill.

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