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Balmoral Castle. Obelisk to Queen Victoria

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0386 / 57°2'19"N

Longitude: -3.2197 / 3°13'11"W

OS Eastings: 326079

OS Northings: 794833

OS Grid: NO260948

Mapcode National: GBR W7.BMNX

Mapcode Global: WH6MC.JB0Y

Entry Name: Balmoral Castle. Obelisk to Queen Victoria

Listing Date: 12 March 2010

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 400415

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51483

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

Probably 1901. Granite obelisk on corniced and inscribed granite pedestal with rock-faced sides.

Statement of Interest

The inscription states that the obelisk was erected to the Beloved Memory of her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria, Sovereign of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India. It was erected by the tenants and servants of Balmoral, Abergeldie and Birkhall. It is the partner to the earlier obelisk erected by the tenantry in memory of Prince Albert, and part of the rich furnishings which distinguish the castle landscape.

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