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Tongland Abbey, Neilson Mausoleum General View

SC 553483

Description Tongland Abbey, Neilson Mausoleum General View

Date 7/8/1978

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 553483

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 exterior of the mausoleum, which is constructed of white granite, probably from Creetown. The stone-slab roof sits on top of a brick vault. 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 H78/248/15


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