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Latitude: 57.0369 / 57°2'12"N
Longitude: -3.2177 / 3°13'3"W
OS Eastings: 326200
OS Northings: 794640
OS Grid: NO262946
Mapcode National: GBR W7.BN52
Mapcode Global: WH6MC.JDZ8
Entry Name: Balmoral Castle, Obelisk to Prince Albert
Listing Date: 12 March 2010
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 400414
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51482
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Crathie and Braemar
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Parish: Crathie And Braemar
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Dated 1862. Granite obelisk sited on raised ground, on stepped dais and square, ashlar pedestal with billetted cornice crowned by Greek block pediment and acroteria to each face, circa 24' high. Shield panel to 1 face of pedestal, inscribed with gilded dedication.
The inscription reads: 'This obelisk was erected to the memory of His Royal Highness Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Consort of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, by the Servants and Tenants upon the estates of Balmoral, Abergeldie and Birkhall, as an humble tribute to the affection of their beloved master, 1862'. It is the partner of the later obelisk to Queen Victoria, similarly erected by the tenants. Although the Queen had contemplated erecting an obelisk to Prince Albert herself, upon being told that the servants wished to do so she selected a design sketched by Beaton and requested that it be made by one of the Prince's servants and that Robertson select the site. It was completed by May 1863. Further example of rich furnishings across the estate landscape.
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