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Tongland Abbey, Neilson Mausoleum; Interior View of commemorative busts inside mausoleum

SC 553480

Description Tongland Abbey, Neilson Mausoleum; Interior View of commemorative busts inside mausoleum

Date 7/8/1978

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 553480

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Neilson Mausoleum, Tongland Churchyard, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire This small granite mausoleum is the resting-place of two of Scotland's greatest 19th century industrial figures: James Beaumont Neilson, inventor of the hot-blast process for iron smelting, and Walter Montgomerie Neilson, his son. This view shows the busts of, from the right, JB Neilson (died 1865), his wife Barbara, died 1843, and WM Neilson, died 1889. These stand on the floor of the mausoleum. The statue on the right appears to be a duplicate (or the original) of a possible William Brodie statue of Neilson. The similarity between plinths suggests that the bust of Mrs Neilson is also by Brodie. Walter Montgomerie Neilson was the prime mover in Neilson and Co, locomotive builders, Glasgow, which in 1903 became part of the North British Locomotive Co Ltd, the largest firm of private locomotive builders in Europe. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/248/13

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/553480

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