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Balmoral Castle, Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha Memorial Cross

A Category C Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0359 / 57°2'9"N

Longitude: -3.2167 / 3°12'59"W

OS Eastings: 326260

OS Northings: 794520

OS Grid: NO262945

Mapcode National: GBR W7.BND1

Mapcode Global: WH6MC.KFG2

Entry Name: Balmoral Castle, Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha Memorial Cross

Listing Date: 12 March 2010

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 400403

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51471

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crathie and Braemar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Crathie And Braemar

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

1900-01. Celtic Cross memorial to Alfred Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha and Duke of Edinburgh. Granite. Base, battered pedestal with inscription and cross above carved with Celtic guilloche. Sited in enclosure fenced with fine, wrought-iron hoop railings.

Statement of Interest

Erected by the Duke's mother, Queen Victoria, in the short interval between the death of her son in 1900 and her own demise. Partner memorial of the Monument to Princess Alice, the Duke's sister. Part of the rich furnishings of the estate and landscape, and designed before the Celtic cross became an ubiquitous choice for memorials after the First World War.

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