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Glasgow, Glasgow Green, Nelson Monument

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glasgow, Glasgow Green, Nelson Monument

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Glasgow Green, Nelson Monument, Including Railings

Canmore ID 103495

Site Number NS56SE 159

NGR NS 59824 64303

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Architecture Notes


Glasgow, Glasgow Green, Nelson Monument.

ARCHITECT: David Hamilton.


The Mitchell Library, Glasgow - William Graham 1 p.3 - Bowling Green.

'Glasgow in Former Times 11' - Pen and wash (2).

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Designed by David Hamilton in 1806 this 144' high obelisk was built to commemorate Nelson's victory at Trafalgar in 1805, paid for by public subscription at a cost of some £2000. It has been said to be the first in Great Britain to commemorate Trafalgar but the Nelson Monument at Taynuilt in Ardchattan and Muckairn Parish, a reused standing stone, is believed to have been erected and inscribed by local workmen as soon as they heard news of Trafalgar in 1805. Nelson's Tower on Cluny Hill in Forres, designed by Charles Stewart, dates from 1806. Nelson's Monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh, designed by Robert Burns, dates from 1807.

This site was recorded for the Listed Buildings Recording Programme (LBRP) in 2001-02.

Information from RCAHMS (NMC), 2003 .


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