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Elgin, Lady Hill, Duke Of Gordon Monument

Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Elgin, Lady Hill, Duke Of Gordon Monument

Classification Commemorative Monument (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 193860

Site Number NJ26SW 119

NGR NJ 21162 62809

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Elgin
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Morayshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ26SW 119.00 21162 62809

Monument [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, October 2009.

NJ26SW 119.01 NJ 2110 6282 Watching Brief

Architecture Notes

NJ26SW 119.00 21162 62809

NJ26SW 119.01 2110 6282 Watching Brief


Sculptor: Thomas Goodwillie, 1853.

DATES 1839 erected.

1855 statue place on top


Elgin Courant, 15 Feb 1839

Report of laying of foundation stone of Gordon Monument, Ladyhill. Elgin

'Monument is of a design gratuitously furnished by Mr Burn, architect, Edinburgh. It is a Tuscan column 90' in height exclusive of the monument which is to be placed at the top of it. Its diameter above the base shaft is 6'90". Within there is a spiral staircase leading to the top of the column.'


Watching Brief (14 July 2015 - 23 August 2015)

A watching brief was conducted between July and August 2015 for a new path on Ladyhill, Elgin (NJ26SW 7). Work revealed debris relating to the construction of the Duke of Gordon Monument (NJ26SW 119) in the form of sandstone fragments, mortar and sand, no archaeological features or deposits were located, the path mostly lying on a steep south-facing slope.

Full Report submitted to Moray SMR and NMRS.

Funder: Ashley Barlam Partnership Architects for Moray Council

Stuart Farrell


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