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Balmoral Castle, Statue of Queen Victoria

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0385 / 57°2'18"N

Longitude: -3.2194 / 3°13'9"W

OS Eastings: 326098

OS Northings: 794822

OS Grid: NO260948

Mapcode National: GBR W7.BMR4

Mapcode Global: WH6MC.JC50

Entry Name: Balmoral Castle, Statue of Queen Victoria

Listing Date: 12 March 2010

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 400427

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51495

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

Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1887. Bronze full-height portrait statue of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, standing, in ceremonial garb with Tudor rose embossed skirt, crown and veil, holding orb and sceptre. Placed upon tapering pedestal of squared, rock-faced granite with inscribed panel at centre.

Statement of Interest

The dedicatory panel explains that the statue was erected by the tenants and servants of Balmoral, Abergeldie and Birkhall, together with the servants in her Majesty's household, natives of Crathie, in commemoration of the fiftieth year of her reign. It is sited near the obelisk erected on the death of Her Majesty, listed separately, and close to the statue of Albert, the Prince Consort. Queen Victoria attended the unveiling of the statue on 6th October, 1887. Boehm (1834-1890) was Sculptor-in-Ordinary to the Queen. He is famous for statues such as that of Wellington at London's Hyde Park Corner.

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