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Recording Your Heritage Online

Event ID 567294

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Recording Your Heritage Online


Glenfinnan Monument, James Gillespie Graham, 1813 -15 A folly in a sublime landscape standing close to the site at the head of Loch Shiel where the Jacobite standard was raised in August 1745. It was built by Alexander Macdonald of Glenaladale as a crenellated tower with internal spiral stair and abutting 'shooting box'. The latter was demolished in 1834 and the tower transformed into a public monument commemorating those who 'fought and bled in that arduous and unfortunate enterprise'. It became a column supporting the stone figure of a Highlander, carved by John Greenshields of Carluke. For more on the Macdonalds of Glenaladale.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

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