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Latitude: 55.9047 / 55°54'16"N
Longitude: -3.2386 / 3°14'18"W
OS Eastings: 322658
OS Northings: 668642
OS Grid: NT226686
Mapcode National: GBR 8CZ.HT
Mapcode Global: WH6SS.7V19
Plus Code: 9C7RWQ36+VH
Entry Name: Colinton Column plaque, Redford Road, Edinburgh
Listing Name: The Colinton Column and engraved stone plaque, Redford Road, Edinburgh
Listing Date: 14 December 1970
Last Amended: 4 November 2021
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 407499
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27809
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Colinton/Fairmilehead
Traditional County: Midlothian
The monument was erected by Robert Andrew Macfie around 1886, using material that previously was part of the William Adam-designed Royal Infirmary building, which was demolished earlier that year. The reused elements include the columns and capitals, the weathervane and the entablature. The engraved panels near the top of the pillar record four historical military campaigns that passed through the area, including the Romans, Cromwell 1650, Covenanters 1666 and Charles 1745. The inscription on the adjacent stone plaque comprises a poem in English written by Macfie, and a short dedication by him in Latin to General Charles Gordon of Khartoum, who died in 1885.
The Colinton Column meets the criteria of special architectural or historic interest for the following reasons:
Statutory address and listed building record revised in 2021. Previously listed as 'REDFORD ROAD, COVENANTERS' MONUMENT'.
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