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Inveraray Castle Estate, Campbell Monument

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Inveraray Castle Estate, Campbell Monument

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Inveraray Castle Policies

Canmore ID 149861

Site Number NN00NE 15.03

NGR NN 09560 09429

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Inveraray
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes


Photographic Survey (May 1962)

Photographic survey of buildings and sites in Inveraray and surrounding area, Argyll, by the Scottish National Buildings Record in 1962.

Field Visit (May 1986)

This 18th-century monument, which formerly stood in the garden of the Bank of Scotland, Church Square, Inveraray (NN 096083), was re-erected in 1983 in the policies of Inveraray Castle, 50m SE of the Garden Bridge (No. 267). Itis of chlorite-schist and measures about 3.5m in height, comprising a pillar 0.51m square set on a moulded pedestal with panelled sides and supporting a projecting cornice and an urn from which a ball-finial has been broken. Each face of the pillar bears a recessed round-headed panel, and those on the NE and SW faces contain an incised Latin inscription (en.1*) commemorating Colin, brother of Walter Campbell of Skipness, who 'with other adherents of evangelical religion and the liberty of the people' was executed in 1685 for supporting the 9th Earl of Argyll's rebellion. The monument was erected in 1754 by Colin Campbell's grandson Duncan, probably when the construction of the new town began on the former 'Gallows Foreland Point' (en.2).

RCAHMS 1992, visited May 1986


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